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Scarab intaglio with Eros flying

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Eros flying, with taenia in his hands.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 45: from Arezzo: Furtwängler says Chiusi, wrongly it seems; formerly in the Evans collection); November 21, 1923: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,948.27 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 23.576-23.594)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, 5th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 045 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.013 L

Accession Number

23.579

Medium or Technique

Murky sard

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids