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Scarab with warrior carrying wounded man

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Banded onyx: opaque white, translucent white, brown. Intaglio. Set in modern gold swivel hoop ring. Motif oriented vertically. Warrior walking left, looks over left shoulder to the right; ends of fillet extend away from his head. He carries a wounded or dead man, who has been impaled by a spear...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA, April 5, 1926 (as 49.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Late Archaic or Early Classical Period, 5th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.666

Medium or Technique

Onyx

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids