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Sardonyx scarab, intaglio

Nude young warrior with shield, fallen on one knee, to right; his sword beneath his right leg. His body transfixed by a spear.


By date unknown: Morrison Collection (according to Warren's records: Morrison sale, no. 53); 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, 5th century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems