Round gem with horse and rider

Roman
Republican or Early Imperial Period
1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length x width: 16 x 15 mm (5/8 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.206

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Set in modern gold ring. A rider on horseback, moving right. The rider appears nude except for a cloak draped around his torso and fastened at the shoulders, and a Bactrian helmet. He holds the reigns in his lap. The horse has its front left and back right leg raised; its tail hangs down in waves, and its mane is cropped and indicated by a cabled line.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Perry Warren Collection; date unknown: gift of Edward Perry Warren to Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley; gift of Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley to MFA, April 12, 1961

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley