The oval stone with convex back is deeply carved with the head of a woman, her luxuriously curling hair falling onto her shoulder and wearing the large foliate and berried wreath of a maenad, with a long nose, full lips and large eyes with curving brow. She also appears to be wearing a twisted necklace with a central ring and pin(?). Inscribed in Greek EY*O*IOY, 'of Eudosios', which is perhaps a signature but, as Boardman and Wagner note, is otherwise unknown. For some slightly earlier, but stylistically similar, garnets with meanads cf. D. Plantzoz, Hellenistic Engraved Gems, Oxford, 1999, pls 60-61, nos. 407-423, also pl, 58, no. 387 for similar rendering of the eye.