Intaglio. Set in modern gold bezel. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Eros flying to the right, and looking back over his right shoulder. Holding a branch in either hand. Wing curve up slightly at the tips. Wearing a mantle around his shoulders and draped over his arms. Torso is twisted: pectorals are frontal, rib cage and abdominals only partially visible. Hatched border. Beetle: double line separating thorax and elytra. Elytra not separated.
Scarab with Eros
- Greek, Late Archaic Period, Early 5th century B.C.
- Overall: 1.2 x 2.4 cm (1/2 x 15/16 in.)
- Medium or Technique
- Jewelry / Adornment
- Catalogue Raisonné
- Lewes House Gems, no. 032 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
- Accession Number
- Out on loan