Gem with youth sacrificing goat

European
Modern
19th century


Dimensions

Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.776

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Youth with a chlamys standing to right and pulling back the head of a sacrificial goat to cut its throat over an garlanded altar from which flames arise. Groundline and crosshatched exergue. Partial hatched border. A few small scratches and chips. Reddish orange carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (loaned to MFA, April 5, 1926, as 42.26); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 17, 1927

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren