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Rectangular prism seal with four figures

Intaglio. Pierced for hanging (vertical). Side 1: Young Herakles walking left on a ground line; seen in three-quarter view from the back. He holds a bull upside down, over his right shoulder and places his left hand on the bull's shoulder for additional support. The bull's tail hangs down along...

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Provenance

According to Warren's records: by date unknown: Howel Wills Collection, Florence; sold at Christie's, February, 1894; purchased at the Wills auction by Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Italic, Hellenistic Period, mid 1st century B.C.

Accession Number

95.82

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals