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Sard, intaglio, oval (cut scarab)

Double subject. Turned one way; youth seated on rock to right; playing a lyre; his lower legs concealed. Reversed:upper part of bearded man playing a lyre; behind him a small youth resting one hand on the man's head; cable border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from a German of Florence who said he got it in "Italy".); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan,

Accession Number

01.7588

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems