Intaglio with erotic scene

European
Modern
1800–1900


Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.383

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Erotic scene with Herakles, identified by the club at left, and Omphale, wearing the lion’s skin and reclining on filleted column base or altar. Groundline. Mold-made, reddish brown glass intaglio with slightly convex, oval front and beveled edge.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane