Scaraboid gem with a dolphin

Greek
Classical Period
450–400 B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 24 mm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.690

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Translucent brown chalcedony mottled with yellow jasper. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented horiztonally. Dolphin facing right.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: bought in Greece); April 5, 1926: loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA as 139.26; 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