Round gem with mounted hunter

Greek or Roman
Hellenistic or Roman Period
1st century B.C.


Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



Dark purple glass. Intaglio with convex front and flat back. A young hunter mounted on a horse, moving to the left. Hunter wears a cloak clasped around his neck that flies out behind him; his torso is depicted in three-quarter view frontal and he holds some sort of weapon in his raised left hand. He is accompanied by two animals running alongside the horse.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Rome); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund