Scarab with Prometheus creating man
About 100 B.C.
Legacy dimension: Diameter (max.): 14 mm.
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio, in modern gold swivel pendant setting. Prometheus, nude and bearded, stands to left, wearing a cloak (chlamys) over his right shoulder. Both hands support a human skeleton. Hatched border.
By date unknown: Mrs. Henry Lyman Collection; February 14, 1962: gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman to MFA
Gift of Mrs. Henry Lyman