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Intaglio

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Red and yellow striped onyx intaglio, oval shape with slightly convex surface and bevelled edge. Crouching lion, facing left on a faint groundline. Lions were popular glyptic subjects, though this pose is not common.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry

Roman,

Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.966

Medium or Technique

Onyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems