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Scarab with two winged figures carrying the body of a dead warrior

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Intaglio. Two winged figures (one nude male, one clothed female) carry a dead nude youth. The male figure grasps the youth's right knee and left calf and looks down, while the female figure supports the youth's upper body and looks at her companion. The youth's right arm hangs behind his...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection (bought in Naples, according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, p. 34, no. 38); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 038 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length x width: 15 x 6 cm (5 7/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.1200

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids