Oval gem with 4-horse chariot

Roman
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

02.280

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Black glass with central white band and traces of gold leaf. Intaglio. Flat front and irregular back. Four-horse chariot moving left. Very schematic and difficult to read.

Provenance

By date unknown: C. Wissmann Collection (according to MFA archival card: from the Buffum Collection); gift of Miss C. Wissmann to MFA, April 1, 1902

Credit Line

Gift of Miss C. Wissmann