Gem with Herakles and Kyknos

European
Modern
19th century


Dimensions

Length: 18.5 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

18.386

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Brown glass cast of an oval intaglio with slightly convex front. Herakles, nude except for the lion skin over his shoulders, in three-quarter view to left, straddling a fallen warrior, nude except for his helmet and shield. Herakles is about to smite his foe, probably Kyknos, with his club. Groundline.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane