Scaraboid with man and dog

Near-Eastern?
Hellenistic Period
2nd–1st century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

69.1208

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Golden brown agate with white bands in the middle. Scaraboid, pierced vertically. Nude male with stick walking to right, gesturing toward a seated dog in front. Crescent in field before him. Partial groundline. Chipped at the top.

Provenance

Said to be from Izmir on MFA archival card; by date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut