Oval gem with eagle with wreath of victory

Roman
Imperial Period
late 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.962

Medium or Technique

Jasper

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Red jasper. Intaglio; flat surface and bevelled edge. An eagle, its body facing right, turns its head back over the shoulder and holds a wreath of victory in its beak. Small chips along the left side.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; November 8, 1972: gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry