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Carnelian scaraboid with back in form of lion

Period:
Classical
Date:
late 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Carnelian
Dimensions:
H.: 11/16 in. (1.7 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Bequest of W. Gedney Beatty, 1941
Accession Number:
41.160.551
  • Description

    A flying Eros is engraved on the bottom.

  • References

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

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 75, p. 20, pl. 12.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 75, p. 20, pl. 12.

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