Scaraboid gem with stag

Greek
Classical Period
425–400 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.357

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Set in modern hoop ring. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A stag, in profile to the right, stands on a ground line and bends head down towards the ground.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Morrison Sale Lot 33[3]); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund