Oval gem with seated Minverva holding a figure of Victoria
Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back with slight inward front bezel and deeper inward back bezel. Minerva sits on a stool, with her head in profile to the right, her torso frontal, and her lower body in three-quarter view. She wears a crested helmet and a long tunic with a mantle (himation) slung around her hips. She holds a figure of Victoria (Victory) on her outstretched left hand, and her right hand supports a spear and shield resting on the ground behind her. The motif is situated on a ground line.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane