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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.


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).


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

Accession Number



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Cameos