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Sliced-barrel seal with heron

Banded white agate. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Motif oriented vertically. Heron, facing left, lifts one foot and looks up. Partial ground line.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 283 (said to have been found in Greece); by 1898: with Edward Perry Warren; 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, Mid–late 5th century B.C.

Accession Number

98.721

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals