Scaraboid gem with tripod

Classical Period
4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 084 (1920; 2002, additional published references).


Length: 21 mm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

Red jasper mottled with black, brown and yellow. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented vertically. Tripod cauldron with three circular handles, each with four spokes, bracing between the legs, and leonine feet. A lid with three spikes rests atop the handles. Situated on a thick ground line.


By 1910: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 84: Bought in Athens, 1910.); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 74.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA

Credit Line

Gift of Edward Perry Warren