Scaraboid gem with a dog scratching its head
Late Archaic Period
early 5th century B.C.
Length: 12 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A dog, facing right, turns its head back towards its right hind leg and scratches its face. Hatched border.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: First seen in Greece in the possession of a Greek who afterwards sold it to us when abroad.); 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund