Oval gem with seated Philoktetes
1st century B.C.
Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
‘Nicolo’ blue on black. Intaglio. Flat on both sides. Philoktetes reclines, facing right. He leans on his right elbow and fans his injured foot with a bird’s wing. Behind his leg, a bow case.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens, said from Peloponnese.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution