Gem with warrior inscribing shield
Etruscan or Italic
3rd century B.C.
Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Young warrior, nude except for crested helmet, kneeling to left to inscribe with stylus upper of two superimposed shields before him. Partial groundline. Some small scratches and abraded patches. Dark orange carnelian. Oval intaglio with flat front and beveled edge, set in modern gold ring.
By date unknown: Miss Annie Sprague Weston Collection; gift of Miss Annie Sprague Weston to MFA, February 7, 1929
Gift of Miss Annie Sprague Weston