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Scaraboid gem with a warrior (Odysseus?)

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Jasper mottled gray, red, and black. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Motif oriented vertically. Bearded figure (Odysseus?), facing right, wears a pilos and chlamys, stands with left foot on a stone, left elbow on knee and chin on hand. In right hand he holds a sword in its scabbard....

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Corinth.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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


Length: 25 mm (1 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids