Scaraboid gem with hazel nut
Mid–late 5th century B.C.
Lewes House Gems, no. 068 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented vertically. A hazelnut. Hatched border.
By 1901: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no 68: Bought in Athens, 1901.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 113.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912