Oval gem with sphinx
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.
Length: 13.5 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Golden yellow-brown glass with central white stripe. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Sphinx facing left and has incurved wing tips. Raises front, right paw. Motif situated on partial ground line.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane