Gem with head of dog star Sirius

Greco-Roman
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.778

Medium or Technique

Glass or amethyst?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren