Scaraboid gem with a dog scratching its head

Greek
Late Archaic Period
early 5th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

99.356

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 (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A dog, facing right, turns its head back towards its right hind leg and scratches its face. Hatched border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: First seen in Greece in the possession of a Greek who afterwards sold it to us when abroad.); 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