Intaglio

Roman


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.966

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Red and yellow striped onyx intaglio, oval shape with slightly convex surface and bevelled edge. Crouching lion, facing left on a faint groundline. Lions were popular glyptic subjects, though this pose is not common.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry