User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Intaglio

Dark sard (glass?). Athena stands to left, leaning against a column. She holds orb on right hand, spear reversed in left; shield beside her. She wears crested helmet. Cracked across. Modern setting.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Greco-Roman,

Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.621

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems