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Scaraboid gem with stag

Intaglio. Pierced for stinging (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A stag running to the right. Stag has an unusually long neck. Chipped around the edges; a large piece broken from the back.


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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, mid-5th–mid-4th century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids