Scaraboid gem with heron

Greek
Classical Period
450–425 B.C.
After Dexamenos


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 066 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Dimensions

Length x width: 22 x 17 mm (7/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.1206

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

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 vertically. Heron, facing left, with a single long plume on head, lifts one leg and points beak upwards. Situated on a ground line. Line border.

Provenance

By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 66: Bought in Athens, 1900.); April 7, 1901: 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