Oval gem with goat
About 500 B.C.
Length x width: 14.99 x 13.46 mm (9/16 x 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Brownish carnelian (also called sard). Intaglio. Deeply convex front face and flat back face. A simplistically rendered goat stands on a ground line facing left. Its horns are long and slender and its neck is thick. Its body is rendered by two spheres. Its limbs are slim and its joints are indicated by small knobs. There is a small chip between the goat’s legs.
By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought. Dec. '61. Hugo Weissmann, Charles Street [Boston]); 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