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Scarab with Herakles brandishing club

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing. Motif is vertical. Herakles standing at left, faces right and raises club in his right hand, while holding a bow in his left. Quiver is hanging across his body. At right, a smaller figure steps back, with hands help up in supplication. Hatched border. Exergue has...

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Provenance

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 262 (bought in Naples); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1898, for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.

Accession Number

98.729

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids