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Cylinder seal with boar

Greek, East Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 071 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.696

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Seals

Intaglio. Set in modern gold ring. Boar, walking to the right, with a crested main of bristles terminating at the shoulder, transitioning to a striated roll along the back, and reverting to bristles along the rump.

Provenance

By 1913: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 71: purchased from W. T. Ready in 1913.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 58.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912