Oval gem with man holding a round object on a string

Roman
Republican Period
2nd–1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.384

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Banded agate: white, brown, tan. Intaglio. Flat front and back, in modern mount. A man standing in profile to the left, with long hair, a beard, and a cloak, leans forward with his right foot drawn back. He dangles from his left hand a round object on a string; his right hand holds the loose end of the string.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane