Oval gem with head of lion

Roman
Republican or Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 10 mm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7593

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Head of a female lion with open mouth, facing left. Inscribed CN. VITALIS.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution