Oval gem with bust of a youth (Herakles?)
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.
Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Flat front, convex back. Set in modern ring. Bust of a youth facing left. He has short curly hair and straight nose.
By date unknown: purchased by Richard Norton from Lawson (Smyrna); purchased by MFA, Special Classical Fund, February 9, 1909
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution