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Sard scarab

Intaglio, set on gold mount. Herakles standing on rocky ground and shouldering the firmament. On one side, the Hesperian tree; on the other a rock with his club stuck in it, and his quiver tied to a tree. Inscriptions [inscription]. retrograde.


By 1911: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 88: Bought in Rome, 1911.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 102.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Early 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 088 (1920; 2002).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems