Gem with two cupids

Roman
Late Republican or Early Imperial
50 B.C.–50 A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 12.5 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

18.350

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Two facing cupids; one at left standing, the other kneeling and holding an object, probably a tool or a scale. Over groundline. Missing chip at upper right. Scratched and abraded surface. Orange carnelian. Sub-circular intaglio with flat front.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane