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Intaglio with infant Herakles wrestling snakes

Blood-colored sard paste. Oval intaglio infant Herakles wrestling with serpents.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to hs records: bought in Athens); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 40.26); 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

Greco-Roman,

Accession Number

27.742

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems