Oval gem with bust of Aelius Verus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 136


Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7577

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Bust of a bearded man, Aelius Verus, facing left. He has short, tightly curled hair and wears a cloak fastened at the shoulder with a circular pin. At back of neck, a line of small vertical hatch marks. Deeply carved.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Cairo.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution