Art/ Collection/ Art Object
{{img.publicCaption}}

Agate scarab

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 7th–6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Agate
Dimensions:
Length: 11/16 in. (1.8 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4193
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Cow suckling her calf.
From Cyprus

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. no. 12, p. 15, pl. 3, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. no. 21, p. 6, pl. 4, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Smith, Joanna. 2002. "Problems and Prospects in the Study of Script and Seal Use on Cyprus in the Bronze and Iron Ages." Script and Seal Use on Cyprus in the Bronze and Iron Ages, Joanna Smith, ed. p. 19, Boston: Archaeological Institute of America.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. no. 21, p. 6, pl. 4, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

Related Objects

Chalcedony scaraboid

Date: ca. 500 B.C. Medium: Chalcedony Accession: 31.11.5 On view in:Gallery 157

Chalcedony oval

Date: 2nd century B.C. Medium: Chalcedony, blue Accession: 42.11.26 On view in:Gallery 163

Agate scarab

Date: ca. 6th century B.C. Medium: Agate, green and white Accession: 41.160.440 On view in:Gallery 171

Moss agate scaraboid seal

Date: early 5th century B.C. Medium: Agate, moss Accession: 74.51.4201 On view in:Gallery 171

Agate, perhaps trimmed scarab

Date: ca. 460–450 B.C. Medium: Agate Accession: 81.6.14 On view in:Gallery 157