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Scarab with Hermes

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Intaglio. Modern ring. Motif oriented vertically. Hermes facing left. He wears a hat (petasos) and a cloak (chlamys) draped over his arms. He is in a crouching position (knielauf), with left leg parallel to the ground, and stepping forward with his right leg. In his right hand, he holds a wreath...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from the Hamilton-Gray and Morrison collections); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Classical Period, 480–430 B.C.


Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids