Gem with Antonine portrait?

Modern
Modern
19th century


Dimensions

Length x width: 12.5 x 11 cm (4 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.208

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Orange carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front and rounded edge, set in modern gold ring (18th or 19th century). Laureate, bearded male head in profile to left, possibly an Antonine or Severan emperor. Chip missing at the top.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Henry Lyman Collection; gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman to MFA, April 12, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman