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Scaraboid gem with stooping warrior

Intaglio. Pierced (horizontal). Nude warrior stoops to the right to pick up a crested helmet, while holding a round shield in his right hand. He has a fringe of curls above his forehead and along the back of his neck. Highly detailed and precisely modeled musculature. Greek letter 'alpha' in the...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 30: bought at Castrogiovanni [Enna] in Sicily); 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, Late Archaic Period, Early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 030 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids