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Scarab with a head of a man wearing a pointed cap

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Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Motif oriented vertically. Head in profile to right, wearing a pointed hat (pilos) with narrow brim and a circle at the top. Figure has large ear, almond-shaped eye. Hatched border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from a Roman dealer.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.360

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids