Scaraboid gem with tripod
4th century B.C.
Lewes House Gems, no. 084 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length: 21 mm (13/16 in.)
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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
Gift of Edward Perry Warren