Scaraboid gem with head of youth (Apollo?)

Greek
Classical Period
425–375 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 25 mm (1 in.)

Accession Number

01.7538

Medium or Technique

Glass (paste)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Pierced (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Head of a youth (Apollo?), facing left, wearing laurel wreath. Dotted border. Bottom part of seal missing. Significant wear and chipping all over.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution