Oval gem with chi-rho-tau monogram
Early Christian Period
3rd century A.D.
Length x width x depth: .7 x .5 x .4 cm (1/4 x 3/16 x 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Light orange carnelian. Flat front and back surfaces with inward front bezel. Oval gem with the chi-rho-tau monogram combined with additional horizontal line bisecting the chi. Edges chipped along the back surface.
By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought from Bob Hecht Nov. '61); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-
Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour