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Chalcedony scaraboid

late 5th–early 4th century B.C.
Carnelian or chalcedony
Overall: 1 5/16 in. (3.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
kneeling girl and standing youth

The subject is unexplained.
Alexander, Christine. 1925. "Jewelry and Miscellaneous Small Antiquities: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 20(7): pp. 180–82, fig. 2.

Kossatz-Deissmann, Anneliese, Brigitte Servais-Soyez, Fulvio Canciani, Giovannangelo Camporeale, Hans Peter Isler, Ingrid Krauskopf, Odette Touchefeu-Meynier, Marcel Le Glay, and Dr. Jean-Charles Balty. 1990. Herakles-Kenchrias, Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae, Vol. 5. Hylas, no. 40, Zürich: Artemis Verlag Zurich und Munchen.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 74, p. 20, pl. 13, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Zwierlein-Diehl, Erika. 2007. Antike Gemmen und ihr Nachleben. p. 361, fig. 155, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter & Co.

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