Cameo with fish

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century


Dimensions

Length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.762

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

Oval carnelian cameo with white background. Fish (red mullet) to left

Provenance

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 281 (said to have been found in Rome); by 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