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Scaraboid gem with mule

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Mostly red with yellow bands. Intaglio. Pierced (horizontal). Set in modern gold hoop ring. Motif oriented horiztonally. Mule walking to the left. Line border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 114.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren

Greek, Early Classical Period, 480–450 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 069 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.768

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

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Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids