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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1986.560
Title
Scaraboid with Winged Thunderbolt
Classification
Gems
Work Type
gem
Date
c. 375 BCE
Period
Classical period, Late, to Early Hellenistic
Culture
Greek
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/288168
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Mottled red jasper
Technique
Intaglio
Dimensions
actual: 3 x 2.2 x 1.3 cm (1 3/16 x 7/8 x 1/2 in.)
Provenance
Damon Mezzacappa, gift; to the Harvard Art Museum, 1986.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Damon Mezzacappa
Accession Year
1986
Object Number
1986.560
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Mottled red jasper scaraboid (intaglio gem in the shape of a beetle). On the dome side is shown a winged thunderbold of Zeus. The design is lightly carved.
Publication History

G. Max Bernheimer, "Catalog of the Greek Engraved Gems in the Collection of the Harvard University Art Museums" (1988), p. 64-67, no. 22

Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), Artemis (Zürich, Switzerland, 1999), Brontai (suppl. 2009) 1.

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