Gem with mouse eating bread

Roman
Late Roman Republican or Early Roman Imperial
50 B.C.–50 A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.955

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Mouse to left holding a ring-shaped object, probably a loaf of bread, between its front paws. Groundline. Some scratches. Amethyst. Oval intaglio with convex front.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry