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Steatite scaraboid seal set in a gold swivel ring

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. late 6th–early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Steatite, gold
Dimensions:
Length: 7/16 in. (1.1 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4225
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Nude girl washing her hair.
From Cyprus

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 28, p. 26, pl. 8, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 40, p. 11, pl. 6, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 40, p. 11, pl. 6, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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