Scarab with Hermes
Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Modern ring. Motif oriented vertically. Hermes facing left. He wears a hat (petasos) and a cloak (chlamys) draped over his arms. He is in a crouching position (knielauf), with left leg parallel to the ground, and stepping forward with his right leg. In his right hand, he holds a wreath indicated by a circle of dots; in his left head he holds a caduceus. Hatched border.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from the Hamilton-Gray and Morrison collections); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund