Oval gem with seated Philoktetes

Roman
Republican Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7580

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

‘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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution