Gem with Diskobolos
1st century B.C.
Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
‘Nicolo,’ black with translucent, tan spots and blue surface. Intaglio. Flat on both sides with outward front bezel. Athlete, seen from the back, steps forward with right leg. He holds a discus in left hand, which he prepares to throw and holds his right hand against his chest. Motif situated on a partial ground line.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution