Gem with the story of Jonah
Late 3rd or early 4th century A.D.
Place of Manufacture: East Mediterranean, East Mediterranean
Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 050.
Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
At left, a man (probably Jonah) with arms lifted in prayer or speech. In the center, Jonah plunges from a ship towards a sea monster, while a sailor prays. At right, an older, bearded Jonah with a staff sits under a tree with a bird perched at the top. Small chips missing at left and right; surface abraded. Reddish carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front; set in modern gold ring.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in London); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 1903
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900