Oval gem with head of bearded man
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.
Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Blue glass with brown and white streaks. Intaglio. Flat with rounded edges. Head of a man facing right. He has a long face, short hair, which covers much of his forehead, and faint beard. His nose is long and curves up at the end, and he has large, curved nostril.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Rome); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund