Oval gem with head of a man
mid 2nd–late 2nd century B.C.
Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Head of a man in profile to the left. He is bald-headed with high forehead, prominent brow and fleshy lips. He has a straight nose, slight jowls, and a big ear emphasized by his closely cropped and thin hair.
By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome, 1899.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for
$ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund