Round gem with head of Herakles

Greek
Late Classical or Hellenistic Period
Late 4th–3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7557

Medium or Technique

Rock crystal

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Double convex; back much rounder than front. Head of Herakles facing left. He is wearing a lion skin set slightly back from his forehead, allowing a fringe of short, curled hair to show.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Corinth, found, I was assured near Acrocorinth.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution