Oval gem with bust of Sabina
Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Highly convex front, concave back; set in modern gold bezel. Bust of Sabina in profile to the right. She has a large nose with a bump along the ride and wears a corona. She has a fringe of curls along her forehead; behind the corona individual tresses are gathered into rows and then coiled into a large, bird’s nest-like bun coiled around the crown of her head.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1904: purchased for MFA from Edward Perry Warren by Francis Bartlett to be added to the "Bartlett Collection"; accessioned May 5, 1904
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900