Intaglio with a lizard
Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Lizard in motion. A lizard is often found on magical gems intended to heal ophthalmic ailments, although it is also associated with more general protective properties.
Amethyst, oval intaglio, faceted on the reverse. Scratched surface.
By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969
Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut