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.

Oval gem with Demeter-Ceres

Red jasper. Intaglio. Flat front and back with inward back bezel. Demeter-Ceres standing to left; body frontal and head in profile. She holds two(?) ears of corn in right hand and a tray with an unidentified object on top, in raised left arm. Very sketchily rendered. Motif situated on a partial...

Show Full Description

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Gift of Alexander Cochrane

Roman, Imperial Period, 1st–2nd century A.D.

Accession Number

18.353

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems