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Scaraboid gem with stag

Intaglio. Set in modern hoop ring. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A stag, in profile to the right, stands on a ground line and bends head down towards the ground.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Morrison Sale Lot 33[3]); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 425–400 B.C.

Accession Number

99.357

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids