Gem with Jupter, Nike, and eagles

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd–3rd century


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.019 L.

Accession Number

27.729

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Yellowish white and reddish brown mottled chalcedony. Oval intaglio with slightly convex face in modern ring. In upper register, Nike, at right, advancing with a wreath toward enthroned Jupiter holding a scepter and patera. Partial groundline. In lower register, two eagles flanking a military standard, facing away with heads turned back to hold a garland in their beaks. Below, a thunderbolt. Above, a crescent. On each side, a palm branch and star.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry. Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); October 28, 1925: loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA (as 575.25); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927 for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912