Oval gem with bust of a warrior
1st–mid 1st century B.C.
Overall (as preserved): 0.4 x 1.8 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 11/16 x 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Red-orange carnelian. Intaglio. Convex back and flat front with inward front bezel. Male bust in profile to the right, wearing a Corinthian helmet adorned with a laurel garland. A garment, probably a mantle or cloak, covers his shoulders. There is a chip in the top edge and backside of the gem.
By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Thomson to MFA, September 12. 1918
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson