Oval gem with Nike

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.354

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Flat front, very slight convex back, inward back bezel. Nike, in profile to left, walking on tip toe holds a wreath in right hand and a palm branch in left hand and over her left shoulder. She wears a chiton with a large overfold. In exergue: M Z.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane