Engraved Gem (Side A, main view)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Oval gem engraved with the image of a nude figure, except for his helmet and cloak. His foot rests on a rock; his spear rests over his shoulder.


  • Title: Engraved Gem (Side A, main view)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st–2nd century A.D.
  • Location Created: Italy
  • Physical Dimensions: 1.5 × 0.4 × 1.8 cm (9/16 × 3/16 × 11/16 in.)
  • Type: Gem
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Sardonyx
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 82.AN.162.91
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California, Gift of Stanley Ungar
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Jewelry

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