Carnelian scaraboid

Period: Archaic

Date: early 5th century B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Carnelian, gold

Dimensions: 1 in. (2.5 cm)
gem: 1/8 × 7/16 × 5/8 in. (0.3 × 1.1 × 1.6 cm)

Classification: Gems

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.4220

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
winged goddess
Said to be from Cyrpus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4220, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 29, p. 27, pls. 8-9, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 130-31, fig. 87, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 130-31, fig. 87, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 34, p. 10, pl. 6, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

1992. Vol. 6: Kentauroi-Oiax "Nike," pp. 828–59, no. 51, pl. 562, Zürich: Artemis Verlag.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 34, p. 10, pl. 6, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.