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Cameo with Leda and the swan

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Stone in three layers transparent milky white and translucent with milky patch. Leda and the Swan.

Provenance

Accordiing to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 129: formerly in the Montigny Collection (Collection de M. de Montigny, vente a l'hôtel Drouot, 23-25 mai 1887, pl. 5, no. 650); bought by Edward Perry Warren from W. T. Ready in 1897; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 70.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 129 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Length: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

27.749

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos