Reddish-orange carnelian. Cameo, in modern gold setting. A bust of the second Roman emperor Tiberius (reigned AD 14-37), in profile to the right, wearing a laurel wreath. The lower part of the cameo is broken, and filled in with gold. There are chips along all edges of the cameo.
By date unknown: Ludovisi Collection; by date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 276; 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund