Oval gem with Demeter-Ceres

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.353

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. Demeter-Ceres standing to left; body frontal and head in profile. She holds two(?) ears of corn in right hand and a tray with an unidentified object on top, in raised left arm. Very sketchily rendered. Motif situated on a partial ground line.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane