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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1910.69
Title
Scarab with animal (dog?) running right and palm branch
Classification
Gems
Work Type
gem
Date
400-300 BCE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Europe
Period
Hellenistic period
Culture
Etruscan
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/293256
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Carnelian
Technique
Intaglio
Dimensions
0.1 cm (1/16 in.)
Provenance
Owen Bryant, gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1910.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Owen Bryant
Accession Year
1910
Object Number
1910.69
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Dark red carnelian scaraboid (intaglio gem in the shape of a beetle). Four-legged animal with two pointed ears, and lond tail (possibly a dog), runs right. Two palm frond: one underneath the dog and a second in front.

Back carved as beetle with hatched border around the thorax; two lines dividing the elytra; incised legs, and plain plinth.
Publication History

G. Max Bernheimer, "Catalog of the Greek Engraved Gems in the Collection of the Harvard University Art Museums" (1988), p. 79-80, no. 28

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