Gem with head of dog star Sirius
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.
Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Glass or amethyst?
Not On View
Glass or amethyst. Oval intaglio with convex front. Frontal head of dog star Sirius. Engraving left unpolished and possibly unfinished. Small chips missing around the edge.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5,1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 48.26); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 17, 1927
Gift of Edward Perry Warren