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Scaraboid gem with eagle and snake

Mottled gray and tan stone. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Eagle flying to the left carries a snake in its talons. Surface of seal is very scratched.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Accession Number

01.7562

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids