Scarab with Prometheus creating man

Roman
Republican Period
about 100 B.C.


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter (max.): 14 mm.

Accession Number

62.184

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio, in modern (?) gold swivel pendant setting. Prometheus, nude and bearded, stands to left, wearing a cloak (chlamys) over his right shoulder. Both hands support a human skeleton. Cable border.

Provenance

By date unknown: Mrs. Henry Lyman Collection; February 14, 1962: gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman