Gem with bust of Io

Greek or Roman
Late Republican or Early Imperial
100 B.C.–50 A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.779

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Three-quarter bust of Io with fillet and necklace. Mold made and unfinished. Light blue glass. Oval intaglio with flat front and beveled edge.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 50.26); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 17, 1927

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren