Oval gem with mouse eating corn
1st century A.D.
Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Convex front, flat back; small chip on left edge. A mouse, perched on an ear of corn. The stalk of corn has two leaves, one on either side of central stalk; four pellets on each side of the ear, with wisps of corn silk and tops of corn husks indicated.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane