Gem with two doves

Roman or Modern
Early Christian or Modern
4th century A.D. or Modern


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

52.535

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Two facing doves, holding olive branch in their beaks. Above, Chi Rho monogram. Between, Latin inscription IVLIAE / DONATAE on two lines. Under, groundline. Small chips around the edge. Yellow and dark green mottled jasper. Oval intaglio with flat front

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Charles B. Perkins Collection; gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins to MFA, May 15, 1952

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles B. Perkins