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Carnelian Intaglio

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Oval shape with convex surface. Scorpion seen from above. The scorpion, a zodiac sign, was frequently connected with various Eastern divinities.

Provenance

By date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift of Burton Y. Berry to MFA, November 8, 1972

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry

Roman,

Dimensions

Length: 11 mm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

1972.958

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems