Gem with goats facing tree

Sasanian
400–600 AD


Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

69.1194

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Elongated Carnelian with two recumbent quadrupeds, probably goats, facing a central tree. Abraded surface. Orange carnelian. Oval intaglio with convex face.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut