Scaraboid gem with two quails

Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7564

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Burnt chalcedony. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizotnal). Motif oriented horizontally. Two quails facing each other on a partial ground line.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Morrison Sale); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution