Oval gem with head of man
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.
Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Blue core with brown and white bands on surface. Intaglio. Slightly convex with inward back bezel. Head of a man in profile to the right. He has short hair, and a receding hair line, and small, deeply-set eyes; no beard. Crack running across chin and lower part of face.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund