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Barrel-shaped seal with a grasshopper

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Red, orange and white parallel streaks. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Grasshopper facing left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Rhousopoulos, marked Peloponnesos [in Greek] 1888); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, 450–400 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7550

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals