Scaraboid gem with standing stag

Greek
Classical Period
5th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 28 mm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.688

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Set in ancient (?) gold setting. Pierced (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Stag standing in profile to the right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from a London sale); loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren, October 28, 1925 (as 572.25); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927, for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912