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Sardonyx scarab, intaglio

Set in a massive ancient gold ring. Apollo (?) seated on rock, to right, playing a lyre. Broken at top and bottom.

Provenance

By date unknown: Morrison Collection (according to Warren's records: Morrison sale, no. 43); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 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

98.734

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems