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Scaraboid gem with standing stag

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Intaglio. Set in ancient (?) gold setting. Pierced (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Stag standing in profile to the right.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from a London sale); loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren, October 28, 1925 (as 572.25); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927, 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, 5th century B.C.


Length: 28 mm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids