Scaraboid gem with a warrior (Odysseus?)
Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.
Length: 25 mm (1 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Jasper mottled gray, red, and black. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (vertical). Motif oriented vertically. Bearded figure (Odysseus?), facing right, wears a pilos and chlamys, stands with left foot on a stone, left elbow on knee and chin on hand. In right hand he holds a sword in its scabbard. His beard is rendered by a series of round pellets. His hair hangs down along the back of his neck. Motif set on a ground line.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Corinth.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution