Oval gem with bust of a youth (Herakles?)

Roman
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

09.67

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Flat front, convex back. Set in modern ring. Bust of a youth facing left. He has short curly hair and straight nose.

Provenance

By date unknown: purchased by Richard Norton from Lawson (Smyrna); purchased by MFA, Special Classical Fund, February 9, 1909

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution