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Prism seal with herm

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical); back half of stone has been broken off, leaving a rounded indent of the perforation. Motif oriented vertically. Herm with erect phallus, viewed from front, capped with bearded head wearing a flat cap. Two projections on either side at top of herm...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to have been bought in the Peloponnesos); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

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Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

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The Ancient World