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Intaglio with sea pantheress attacking a polypus

Bluish chalcedony. Shape approaches the rectangular, with curved sides and corners rounded off. A sea-pantheress attacking a polypus.

Provenance

By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 103: Bought from W. T. Ready in 1897. From Athens according to the sender.); April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 103 (1920; 2002).

Accession Number

21.1214

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems