Scaraboid gem with heron
Lewes House Gems, no. 066 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length x width: 22 x 17 mm (7/8 x 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Heron, facing left, with a single long plume on head, lifts one leg and points beak upwards. Situated on a ground line. Line border.
By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 66: Bought in Athens, 1900.); April 7, 1901: 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