Gem with Athena
Late Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.–1st century A.D.
Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Orange-red carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front and rounded edge. Athena, wearing a peplos and crested helmet, holding a shield with her right arm and spear in her left hand, and tiptoeing to right.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane