Intaglio, Red Jasper, Roman


3rd–4th century
Made in Rome ?
Red Jasper
Overall: 1/2 x 5/16 x 1/16 in. (1.3 x 0.8 x 0.2 cm)
Lapidary Work-Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of John Taylor Johnston, 1881
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: (in exergue): ANFT [probably Annum Novum Faustum Tibi - Happy New Year].
Litchfield ; Reverend Charles William King, Cambridge, England; John Taylor Johnston(until 1881)
King, Charles William Reverend. Antique Gems: Their Origin, Uses, and Value as Interpreters of Ancient History and as Illustrative of Ancient Art with Hints to Gem Collectors. 2nd ed. London: John F. Murray, 1866. pp. 352–53, ill. (reverse drawing) on p. 352.

King, Charles William Reverend. Antique Gems and Rings. Vol. 2. London: Bell and Daldy, 1872. pp. 32–33, pl. IX, no. 8.

Smitth, William, and Samuel Cheetham, ed. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a continuation of the 'Dictionary of the Bible'. Vol. 1. London: John F. Murray, 1876. p. 719, ill.

King, Charles William. The Johnston Collection of Engraved Gems in the Grand Hall. Hand-book, Vol. no. 9. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1881. no. 62, p. 5, 40.

Corneille, Pierre, and Paul Allard. "Les procès des Martyrs." In Polyeucte, martyr: Tragedie Chrétienne en Cinq Actes. Tours: Mame, 1889. p. 158.

Cabrol, Fernand, Henri Leclercq, and Henri Irénée Marrou. Dictionnaire d'Archéologie Chrétienne et de Liturgie. Vol. 1-15. Paris, 1907-1953. p. 430, fig. 78.