Oval gem with hunter

Roman
Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7568

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Orange-red with yellow streaks. Intaglio. Flat front, convex back. A man, standing in three-quarters view to the right, leans on a spear with his left hand and rests his right hand on his hip. He has a cloak draped over his right arm that falls in swallowtail folds. Behind him, at left, a tree. At his feet, a small dog. Small chips at top and head of figure.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution