Scaraboid gem with heron

Greek
Classical Period
Mid–late 5th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 22 mm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.695

Medium or Technique

Paste (glass)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Heron, facing right, standing on one leg and looking up.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912