Oval gem with a centaur hurling a krater

Italic
Hellenistic Period
3rd–2nd century B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 091 (1920; 2002).

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.016 L.

Accession Number

27.725

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Translucent, reddish orange carnelian. Oval intaglio; flat front and back, vertical wall tapering inward; set in a modern gold swivel ring. Centaur, in profile and twisting his torso to look back, about to hurl the krater in his right hand to left. Chipped around and cracked at the top. Abraded surface.

Provenance

By 1911: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 91: From the Boulton collection, 1911 [sale catalogue no. 26,4.].); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 84.26); 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