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Scarab with Herakles wrestling the Nemean lion

Intaglio. Motif oriented vertically. Herakles, squatting, while wrestling the Nemean lion. Herakles, facing right, is nude and beardless. Herakles' torso is in three-quarters view, with head and legs in profile. The lion is positioned over Herakles' left shoulder, and bites his left thigh. The...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, 430–320 B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids