Jasper intaglio in a gold mount set with pearls and glass
- Mid-Imperial, Antonine or Severan
- 2nd–3rd century A.D.
- Gold, jasper, pearl, glass
- H. 3.00 cm.
- Gold and Silver
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, The Bothmer Purchase Fund and Lila Acheson Wallace Gift, 1994
- Accession Number:
The intaglio, depicting a horseman spearing a boar, is of superlative quality. The two hooks on the reverse suggest that this object served as a clasp, possibly for a necklace or for a diadem worn around the head.