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Chalcedony ornament

End of handle of sword or sceptre, shaped as the head of a hound. Eyes were inserted, and are missing. Tips of ears gone. S.L.104.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: Bought in Athens from a Theban who had it from Thebes.); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greco-Roman,

Accession Number

98.767

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems