Gem with kneeling Eros

Greek or Roman or modern
1st century BC or modern
1st century B.C. or modern


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.012 L.

Accession Number

27.732

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Reddish orange carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front; set in modern (brass?) ring. Eros kneeling to left over tendrils.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Rome); December 8, 1925: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 658.25); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912