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Cylinder seal with boar

Greek, East Greek
Classical Period
Late 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 071 (1920; 2002, additional published references).


Length: 20 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


On View

Ancient Near East Gallery (Gallery 110)


The Ancient World



Intaglio. Set in modern gold ring. Boar, walking to the right, with a crested main of bristles terminating at the shoulder, transitioning to a striated roll along the back, and reverting to bristles along the rump.


By 1913: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 71: purchased from W. T. Ready in 1913.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 58.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912