Oval gem with two bulls

Roman
Imperial Period
2nd half of 1st century B.C.–early 1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

18.357

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Two bulls facing left, represented one behind the other. Each bull has three ribs and three parallel lines along neck to suggest wrinkles. Motif situated on a ground line.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane