Impression of a gem with Dionysos

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Imperial
2nd century B.C.–1st century A.D.


Accession Number

13.113

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

A lump of clay impressed with a convex intaglio mounted on a ring–Dionysos, nude, seated to left on a draped chair, with a thyrsos in the crook of his left arm. Unidentifiable object in the field in front. On the back, a raised monogram NK and below letters NC. White incrustations at bottom.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, January 2, 1913

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren