Gem with portrait head of Nero

Modern
Neo-Classical?
19th century


Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

65.624

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Orange carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front and back, and straight edge. Laureate portrait head of Nero to left.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection