Portrait head of a youth

Roman
Imperial Period
late 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 36 mm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.771

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

Wears a wreath of laurel-leaves. Mounted in a modern English gold setting.

Provenance

By date unknown: Eugène Piot Collection; by date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 233; 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund