Gem with galloping horses

Roman
Republic to Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 10.5 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

65.626

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Onyx oval intaglio with flat front and uneven edge. Pair of bridled horses galloping to left. Above, reins flowing free. Small chips and scratches around the edge

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection