Gem with cupid at a shrine

Roman
Roman Imperial
2nd century AD


Dimensions

Length: 11.5 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

18.352

Medium or Technique

Plasma

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Cupid making an offer at a shrine composed of a rocky outcropping topped with a dolphin and streamered trident. Over groundline. Green plasma with dark brown flecks. Oval intaglio with flat front.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane