Oval gem with sphinx

Roman
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 13.5 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.347

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Golden yellow-brown glass with central white stripe. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Sphinx facing left and has incurved wing tips. Raises front, right paw. Motif situated on partial ground line.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane