Garnet cameo

Near Eastern, Persian, Sassanian


Dimensions

Length: 2.5 cm (1 in.)

Accession Number

27.757

Medium or Technique

Garnet

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Cameos

In modern setting; frontal face of Sassanian Prince.

Provenance

By date unknown, Nevil Story-Maskelyne (b. 1823 – d. 1911), said to have been bought in Constantinople [1]; July 4, 1921, Story-Maskelyne sale, Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge, London, lot 278, to Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926, loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA (as 142.26); November 17, 1927, purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, for $161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

[1] As per the 1921 sale catalog

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912