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Intaglio with head of Io

Iridescent blue paste intaglio, deeply cut. Head of Io, almost frontal. She wears a necklace and fillet. (Type of Io on sard from Lewes House Collection, Beazley, no.113.)

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 50.26); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 17, 1927

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greco-Roman,

Accession Number

27.779

Medium or Technique

Paste

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems