Gem with man and goat

Roman
Early Imperial Period
late 1st century B.C.–mid 1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1209

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Discolored sard. Oval intaglio with convex front. Bearded man in short chiton, leaning on a stick, in profile to left. In front, a goat on hind legs eating from a tree at left. Groundline and Greek inscription ZHNAC in exergue. Small chips missing below inscription and at right

Provenance

Said to be from Syria (according to MFA records); by date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut