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Scaraboid gem with tripod

Red jasper mottled with black, brown and yellow. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Tripod cauldron with three circular handles, each with four spokes, bracing between the legs, and leonine feet. A lid with three spikes rests atop the handles. Situated on a...

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By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 84: Bought in Athens, 1910.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 74.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 084 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids