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Scaraboid gem with Kassandra kneeling at Palladion

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Mottled yellow, tan, orange and black. Very thinly cut scaraboid. Intaglio. Motif oriented vertically. The Trojan Palladion, a statue of armed Athena, is situated on a double plinth, standing with one foot forward, and wearing a closely clinging garment and a crested helmet; she holds a shield...

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Provenance

By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 62: From Granitza in Doris. Bought from Rhousopoulos in 1898.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 62.26); 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, mid-4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 062 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.704

Medium or Technique

Jasper

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids