Oval gem with shepherd and goat
Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)
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Yellow jasper mottled with white. Intaglio. Flat front with shallow inward bezel and very slightly convex back with inward bezel. A man stands in profile, facing left, leaning on a staff. He is garbed in a hairy animal skin that hangs down his back and is pulled far over his head. Before him an animal (possibly a goat) rears up on its hind legs next to a tree that arches over both figures. An object, perhaps a hare, hangs from the branches. There is a ground line.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane