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Scarab with helmeted youth

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Green jasper. Intaglio. Head of a youth in profile to the left, wearing a crested, double-faced helmet: facing left a head of a silen; facing right a head of a lion. The silen is bearded and has pointed ears. The neck of the youth terminates in a row of five pellets; his hair falls down in a...

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Provenance

By dates unknown: from Iviza and the Kennedy Collection (sale catalogue, March 1918, lot 212.1, according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 12); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 120.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician, Late Archaic Period, Early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 012 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 14 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.764

Medium or Technique

Jasper

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids