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Scarab with two warriors supporting a wounded comrade

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Black and white banded agate. Two warriors support a wounded comrade. All three warriors are nude and wear crested helmets. At left, a warrior, with no beard, is shown in profile, and reaches for his fallen companion. At right, a bearded warrior is depicted in combination of profile and frontal...

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Provenance

According to Warren's records: by date unknown: Howel Wills Collection, Florence; sold at Christie's, Feb. 1894, as lot 112; purchased at Christie's sale by Edward Perry Warren; 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund

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

Dimensions

Length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.77

Medium or Technique

Agate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids