Scaraboid gem with a grazing deer
Lewes House Gems, no. 075 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length x width x thckns.: 2.4 x 1.9 x 1 cm (15/16 x 3/4 x 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented horiztonally. A deer, facing right, bends head down to graze. The lower part of the stone has been carved out to produce the appearance of irregular terrain. Three small plants: the first in front of deer, from which it is grazing; the second between the fore and hind legs; and the third between the hind legs.
By 1909: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 75: Bought from a Greek in 1909.); April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912