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Sardonyx scarab, intaglio

Herakles, holding up the heavens with his left hand, carrying club in right; Atlas plucking the apples from a tree around which twines a serpent with three heads. Inscribed [inscription]

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records this piece was originally purchased by A. J. Evans in Naples, but its provenience is unknown); 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, Etruscan,

Accession Number

98.736

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems