Predominately red with yellow bands and spots. Intaglio. Motif oriented vertically. Bearded man running to right, holding lyre in right hand, and rooster in left. Hatched border. Beetle: double line separating thorax and elytra. Dividing line between elytra.
1917: Bought in Athens by Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 18); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 125.26); 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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912
Greek, Archaic Period, mid-6th century B.C.
Lewes House Gems, no. 018 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)
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