Scaraboid gem with heron
Mid–late 5th century B.C.
Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Heron, facing right, standing on one leg and looking up.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought from a Greek); loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA, October 28, 1925 (as 566.25); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927 for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912