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Scarab intaglio with Herakles and lion

Intaglio in gold setting. Herakles throttling the lion. Bow and club in field. Inscription [inscription] retrograde.

Provenance

By about 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 89: Bought from an Italian about 1899.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 86.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Early 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 089 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Accession Number

27.723

Medium or Technique

Murky sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids