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Pseudo-scarab

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Banded agate, brown and white, pseudoscarab having siren in relief on obverse. On reverse, warrior with shield and spear, long hair escaping from helmet, running forward while looking back.

Provenance

By 1909: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 44: bought in Rome, 1909); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 112.26); 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

Italic, Etruscan, Early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 044 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Thickness x Width x length: 0.6 x 1 x 1.2 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.719

Medium or Technique

Agate

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems