Intaglio

Roman


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: W. 1.3 cm H. 1.2 cm Thickness 0.3 cm

Accession Number

1973.272

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Nicola intaglio, oval with bevelled edge. Sow suckling three piglets. She stands beneath the curving branch of a tree facing left. On the back is a modern inscription in Arabic. Perfectly preserved.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, May 9, 1973

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry