Gem with goat

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
Archaic Period
7th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.623

Medium or Technique

Steatite?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Black steatite disk-shaped intaglio, pierced horizontally. Goat running to right; striations on the neck and body and long, forked tail curved back. Above, stylized bunch of glass. At left and right, curved line with spikes (stylized grass?). Medium chip at the bottom and small chips around the edge.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection