Gem with griffin

Roman
Imperial period
100–300


Dimensions

Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.511

Medium or Technique

Glass?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Reddish brown glass (?) intaglio with flat front and rounded edge in modern gold ring. Winged, female griffin to left with forepaw on wheel with four spokes. Crescent and star above. Groundline. Pitted surface.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson to MFA, September 12, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson