Gem with infant Herakles wrestling snakes
1st century B.C.
Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Sard/Carnelian or glass?
Not On View
Red carnelian or glass?. Oval intaglio with flat front. Infant Herakles wrestling with two snakes. Groundline. Some scratches and abrasions.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to hs records: bought in Athens); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 40.26); 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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912