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Scaraboid gem with hazel nut

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented vertically. A hazelnut. Hatched border.

Provenance

By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no 68: Bought in Athens, 1901.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 113.26); 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

Greek, Classical Period, Mid–late 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 068 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Accession Number

27.693

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids