Oval gem with an athlete at rest

Greek
Hellenistic Period
2nd–1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1005

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Set in modern silver(?) setting. Situated on ground line. A nude youth, probably an athlete at rest, stands facing right, with his weight on his right leg and his left leg slightly bent. He leans on a post with left arm and holds a palm frond in his left hand. He holds a wreath in his right hand, which rests on his hip. Head and legs in profile, torso in three-quarter view. Motif situated on ground line.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought from A. J. Evans, who had it from Eryx in Sicily); March 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900