Scaraboid gem with stag

Greek
Classical Period
mid-5th–mid-4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 30 mm (1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7560

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Pierced for stinging (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A stag running to the right. Stag has an unusually long neck. Chipped around the edges; a large piece broken from the back.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution