Exhibitions/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Carnelian scaraboid

Period:
Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Carnelian, gold
Dimensions:
1/8 × 1/2 × 11/16 in. (0.3 × 1.3 × 1.7 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4223
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
winged youth abducting girl with lyre
Said to be from Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4223, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 111, fig. 71, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 31, pp. 27-28, pls. 8, 10, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. p. 51, fig. 111, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 285, pl. 125o, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 41, pp. 11-12, pl. 7, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Mertens, Joan R., Dr. 1989. "Timeas's Scarab." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 24: p. 54, figs. 6-7.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 401, p. 242, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 41, pp. 11-12, pl. 7, color. pl. 2, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 101, pp. 96, 425, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Zwierlein-Diehl, Erika. 2007. Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachleben. pp. 352-3, fig. 96, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

Related Objects

Chalcedony scaraboid

Date: ca. 500 B.C. Medium: Chalcedony Accession: 31.11.5 On view in:Gallery 157

Carnelian scaraboid seal

Date: ca. 450–400 B.C. Medium: Carnelian, burnt Accession: 21.88.40 On view in:Gallery 171

Carnelian scaraboid with back in form of lion

Date: late 5th century B.C. Medium: Carnelian Accession: 41.160.551 On view in:Gallery 157

Chalcedony scaraboid seal

Date: 5th century B.C. Medium: Chalcedony, burnt carnelian ? Accession: 24.97.47 On view in:Gallery 171

Carnelian flat scaraboid

Date: 2nd half of the 4th century B.C. Medium: Carnelian Accession: 42.11.18 On view in:Gallery 157