Scaraboid gem with goat

Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 073 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Accession Number

21.1208

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Banded white and tan agate. Intaglio. Pieced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horiztonally. Standing goat facing left. A gamma at right, behind the goat. A large chip in front of the goat, around perforation.

Provenance

About 1912: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 73: Bought in Athens about 1912.); April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912