Impression of a gem with Aphrodite

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Imperial
2nd century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Accession Number

13.144

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Lump of clay impressed with an oval intaglio of a female figure, probably Aphrodite, seen in three-quarter from the back, standing to right with left foot on an elevation and possibly holding an object in extended right hand; drapery falling below the hips. Striated back. Two large chips missing at the top.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren