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Intaglio with centaur holding krater, set in gold ring

Sard oval intaglio set in gold ring. A centaur about to hurl a krater. He is of primitive type with complete human body joined to equine.

Provenance

By 1911: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 91: From the Boulton collection, 1911 [sale catalogue no. 26,4.].); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 84.26); 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, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 091 (1920; 2002).

Accession Number

27.725

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems