Oval gem with goat

Greek
Archaic Period
About 500 B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 14.99 x 13.46 mm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

62.1159

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Brownish carnelian (also called sard). Intaglio. Deeply convex front face and flat back face. A simplistically rendered goat stands on a ground line facing left. Its horns are long and slender and its neck is thick. Its body is rendered by two spheres. Its limbs are slim and its joints are indicated by small knobs. There is a small chip between the goat’s legs.

Provenance

By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought. Dec. '61. Hugo Weissmann, Charles Street [Boston]); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour