Gem with Theseus examining his sword
Lewes House Gems, no. 123 (1920; 2002).
Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Nicolo. Oval intaglio with flat front and beveled edge. Nude Theseus standing to left, examining a sword held in left hand. Partial groundline. Large chip missing at bottom.
By 1898: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no.123: bought in Naples, 1898); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 119.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA
Gift of Edward Perry Warren