Gem with dolphin with star and fish

Roman
Roman Imperial
1st century AD


Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.957

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Dolphin to left with star above and small fish below. Abraded surface and several small chips missing. Red carnelian. Oval intaglio with slightly convex front and rounded edge.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry