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Scaraboid gem with griffin attacking stag

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Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A griffin facing right, with spiky mane and pointy ears, bites a stag in the back. Griffin places his front, right left atop to stag. Stag is seated and also faces to the right. Motif is situated on terrain-covered ground...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have come from the Peloponnesus); 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

Greek, Classical Period, 450–425 B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 30 mm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

95.81

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids