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Cameo with Hermes

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Three layers, pale brown, blue white, and brown. Hermes, standing facing left, wearing chlamys and petasos, and holding caduceus and pouch.

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 274 (said to have been found in Syria); 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

Greco-Roman, Greco-Roman Period,

Dimensions

Length: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

98.755

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos