Gem with mouse eating bread
Late Roman Republican or Early Roman Imperial
50 B.C.–50 A.D.
Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Mouse to left holding a ring-shaped object, probably a loaf of bread, between its front paws. Groundline. Some scratches. Amethyst. Oval intaglio with convex front.
By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972
Gift of Burton Y. Berry