Gem with Jupiter

Roman
Imperial Period
late 1st–2nd century


Dimensions

Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.356

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Yellow chalcedony. Oval intaglio with slightly convex front. Jupiter, nude except for drapery over shoulders, standing frontally with head turned to right. He holds a scepter in his right hand and patera (libation bowl) in his left. At his feet at right, an eagle. Partial groundline. White layer over the surface, possibly fire damage.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane