Intaglio with cicada

Roman
Roman Imperial
1st or 2nd century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.959

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Cicada seen from above. Scratched; chipped on upper right edge. Reddish carnelian oval intaglio with flat front and beveled edge.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry