Oval gem with head of bearded man (Zeus?)
1st–2nd century A.D.
Length: 11.1 mm (7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Head of a bearded man, possibly Zeus, in profile to the left. Nose and lip rendered by three parallel straight lines; figure has large eye. Sketchily rendered.
By date unknown: purchased in Cyrene by Richard Norton; purchased by MFA, Special Classical Fund, December 29, 1909
Special Classical Fund