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Sardonyx scarab, intaglio

A young, very muscular warrior with shield, to left, about to throw a large stone. Inscribed. [inscription] Furtwängler, Ant. Gemmen, pl. XX.27.


By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 258 (bought in Naples); 1898: 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, about 400 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems