Scaraboid gem with Eros

Late Archaic or Early Classical Period
Early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 033 (1920; 2002, additional published references).


Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

Burnt chalcedony. Intaglio. Set in a modern gold ring. Eros flying to the left, holding a lyre in his left hand and a wreath in right hand. He has wings at shoulders and ankles, and both sets curve up at the tips. Hatched border.


1907: bought by Edward Perry Warren from a Carian who said it came from Caria (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 33); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 121.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren