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Oval gem with Kassandra kneeling at Palladion

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Intaglio. Image carved on convex side. Set in modern gold bezel and loop ring. Kassandra, nude except for a garment draped over her right thigh and upper arm, kneels before a statuette of armed Athena (the Trojan Palladion). She bows her head and holds a branch in her left hand, while clasping...

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Provenance

By 1908: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 93: Found at Chalkis in Euboea. Bought from Lambros in 1908.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 67.26); 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, Late Hellenistic Period, Late 1st century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Chalkis, Euboea, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 093 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length (without setting): 21 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.713

Medium or Technique

Sard

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems