Pyramidal seal with Medusa and Herakles
Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian
Length x width: 25 x 20 mm (1 x 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing. Medusa, winged, walking toward right holding a lion by the tail in each hand. Walking toward her, Herakles holds a lion in his right hand and a club in his left.
By 1893: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought at Sotheby's, 17th May 1893, lot 85); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund