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Scaraboid gem with goat

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizonally. A bearded goat, with horns, walking to the left. Motif set on a ground line. Hatched border.

Provenance

By 1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 72: Bought from W. T. Ready in 1899.); April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 072 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Accession Number

21.1207

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids