Sard intaglio portrait of a woman
- Attributed to Solon and his circle
- late 1st century B.C.
- Brownish Sard
- diameter 1 in. (2.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Purchase, Charles Butt Gift, 1997
- Accession Number:
Many of the finest Late Hellenistic and Early Imperial gems were signed by their makers. This one is unsigned, but the treatment of the eye, straight nose, broad cheeks, and rounded chin, combined with the general aspect of classicism, is typical of gems engraved and signed by the master craftsman Solon. It may have been cut by him or by one of his circle.