Round gem with woman seated before column

Roman
Late Republican or Early Imperial Period
2nd half of 1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

18.343

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. A woman seated on a stool, facing left. Behind her, a staff leans transversely. In her left hand she holds a dish. At left, in front of her, a column on which a bird is perched, facing away from her. Very schematically rendered.

Provenance

By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane