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Intaglio with Achilles drawing cloak over his shoulders

Banded agate, bleached, white and sky-blue. Achilles bending and drawing a cloak over his shoulder with both hands. On the ground in front of him a Corinthian helmet. [inscription] Achile, retrograde.


By 1896-7: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 39: bought in Perugia, 1896-7); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 124.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 039 (1920; 2002).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems