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Scarab with Prometheus creating man

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Intaglio, in modern (?) gold swivel pendant setting. Prometheus, nude and bearded, stands to left, wearing a cloak (chlamys) over his right shoulder. Both hands support a human skeleton. Cable border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Henry Lyman Collection; February 14, 1962: gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman

Roman, Republican Period, about 100 B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter (max.): 14 mm.

Accession Number

62.184

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids