Scarab with a head of a man wearing a pointed cap

Italic, Etruscan
Classical Period
4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.360

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Motif oriented vertically. Head in profile to right, wearing a pointed hat (pilos) with narrow brim and a circle at the top. Figure has large ear, almond-shaped eye. Hatched border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought from a Roman dealer.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund