Gem with warrior inscribing shield

Etruscan or Italic
Roman Republican
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

29.726

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

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.

Provenance

By date unknown: Miss Annie Sprague Weston Collection; gift of Miss Annie Sprague Weston to MFA, February 7, 1929

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Annie Sprague Weston