Scaraboid gem with female head

Greek, South Italian
Classical Period
Early 4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7583

Medium or Technique

Sard(?)

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Frontal female head (possibly a nymph), wearing a collar-style necklace. She has short hair, parted in the middle that fans out all around her face, wide nose, and large, almond-shaped eyes. Head tilted slightly to left. Cable border.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London from Ready who said it was from Asia Minor.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution