Scaraboid gem with a gorgon's head
Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Black Jasper. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing. Gorgoneion, depicted frontally and sticking out tongue. Small chip along edge of carved surface at top of Gorgon head. No border.
By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London at Christie's sale Jan 19th 1900.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution