Oval gem with an athlete at rest
2nd–1st century B.C.
Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Set in modern silver(?) setting. Situated on ground line. A nude youth, probably an athlete at rest, stands facing right, with his weight on his right leg and his left leg slightly bent. He leans on a post with left arm and holds a palm frond in his left hand. He holds a wreath in his right hand, which rests on his hip. Head and legs in profile, torso in three-quarter view. Motif situated on ground line.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought from A. J. Evans, who had it from Eryx in Sicily); March 1903: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900