about 4th century B.C.
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 287; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references). Lewes House Gems, no. 059 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The bezel is engraved with an Eros whose body is that of a dog. He is seated. Dark, almost black patina. The surface is corroded.
By 1907: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 59: Bought in Sicily, 1907.); gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA, November 21, 1923
Gift of Edward Perry Warren