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Oblong, intaglio

Young warrior in ornamented armor, kneeling to right; carries shield in his left arm, and grasps sword in right.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 299 (bought in Naples); 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Hellenistic Period, about 3rd century B.C.

Accession Number

98.722

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems