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Scaraboid gem with a dolphin

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Translucent brown chalcedony mottled with yellow jasper. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented horiztonally. Dolphin facing right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Greece); April 5, 1926: loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA as 139.26; 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, Classical Period, 450–400 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.690

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids