Gem with youth

Greek or Roman
Late Hellenistic or Augustan
1st BC


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.749

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Nude youth, sometimes interpreted as the fallen warrior Othryades, leaning on a shield and kneeling to right before three other shields. Over groundline. Abraded surface. Brown with white band glass. Oval intaglio with flat front.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records; bought in London); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund