Barrel-shaped seal with a grasshopper

Greek
Classical Period
450–400 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 23 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7550

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Red, orange and white parallel streaks. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Grasshopper facing left.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from Rhousopoulos, marked Peloponnesos [in Greek] 1888); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution