Oval gem with inscription and design

Greek


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.2807

Medium or Technique

Stone

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Brownish-gray stone with blue specks. Intaglio. Greek inscription on convex side: ‘Thul[….].’ Illegible design on flat side.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way