Gem with Theseus examining his sword

Roman
Imperial Period
1st–2nd century


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 123 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.781

Medium or Technique

Nicolo

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Nicolo. Oval intaglio with flat front and beveled edge. Nude Theseus standing to left, examining a sword held in left hand. Partial groundline. Large chip missing at bottom.

Provenance

By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no.123: bought in Naples, 1898); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 119.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren