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Scaraboid gem with goat

Banded white and tan agate. Intaglio. Pieced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horiztonally. Standing goat facing left. A gamma at right, behind the goat. A large chip in front of the goat, around perforation.


About 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 73: Bought in Athens about 1912.); 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. 073 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids