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Scarab depicting Jason and the dragon

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Opaque sard. Jason swallowed by the dragon.

Provenance

By 1896: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 46: from the Bruschi collection at Corneto; bought in 1896); April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, about 500–450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 046 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Height: 16 cm (6 4/16 in.); width: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.); depth: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1203

Medium or Technique

Sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems