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Scaraboid seal with seated woman

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Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Carved on both sides. Side A: woman seated on a bench facing left, wearing a long dress and headdress plays a small, triangular harp (trigonon) with four strings. In front of her is a small dog. Side B: woman seated on a bench in a similar costume,...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in London); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, March 24,1903

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Francis Bartlett Donation of 1900

Greek, East Greek, Achaemenid Period (late Archaic or Classical), 550–331 B.C.


Length: 25 mm (1 in.)

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The Ancient World