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Scaraboid gem with two quails

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Burnt chalcedony. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizotnal). Motif oriented horizontally. Two quails facing each other on a partial ground line.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Morrison Sale); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7564

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids