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Intaglio

Wild goat kneeling or capering to right, stylized landscape (meadows) on three sides. Vaguely scaraboid; pierced.

Provenance

By date unknown: Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; by date unknown: Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes Collection; 1965: bequest of Mrs. Edwin Jackson Holmes to MFA, recorded as Edward Jackson Holmes Collection, June 9, 1965.

Credit Line

Edward Jackson Holmes Collection

Near Eastern, Mesopotamian (?),

Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.623

Medium or Technique

Steatite?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems