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Sardonyx scarab, intaglio

Hermes, wearing long chlamys, stands with body full front and head to left carrying his caduceus reversed, in both hands.


By date unknown: Morrison Collection (according to Warren's records: Morrison sale, no. 47); 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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems