Intaglio with Diomedes holding the Palladion in bronze ring

Roman
Imperial Period
3rd century A.D.


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 125 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.782

Medium or Technique

Bronze and plasma

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Diomedes, crouching over an altar, holds the statue of Athena in his right hand and a sword in his left. Before him, a pillar with a statue. Groundline. Some small chips and scratches on the intaglio; ring covered with green patina. Green plasma, slightly convex, intaglio in a bronze ring.

Provenance

By date unknown: Charles Dawson Collection (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 125: formerly in the possession of Charles Dawson at Lewes); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA (as 11.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren