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Scaraboid gem with heron

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Heron, facing right, standing on one leg and looking up.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought from a Greek); loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA, October 28, 1925 (as 566.25); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927 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.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Paste (glass)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids