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Intaglio with marriage scenes on two faces

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A. House with attendant inside preparing the marriage bed. Three attendants stand outside awaiting the bridal party. B. Bride and groom in a cart drawn by four horses, driver in front, flutist walking ahead of the cart, woman attendant walks behind the cart with goods on her head.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren, April 5, 1926 (as 39.26); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927, for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Etruscan, 550–500 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.663

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems