Gem with Minerva

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century


Dimensions

Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.355

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Orange carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front and beveled edges. Minerva, wearing a peplos and crested helmet, with spear and shield, standing frontally with head turned to right. At her feet at right, an owl. Partial groundline.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane