Scarab with a seated warrior (Achle/Achilles?)
Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)
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Deep, almost opaque, red carnelian. Scarab with a flat, oval base engraved in intaglio; pierced lengthwise. Warrior (Achle/Achilles?) in profile to left seated on a folding stool. His head rests on his right arm propped on his leg. His left hand holds a spear. A sword in a scabbard behind the stool. Cable border. Back carved as a beetle with a hatched border separating the thorax and elytra. Three lines divide the elytra. Winglets indicated with three diagonal lines. Plastic, hatched legs. Hatched plinth.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution