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Agate carved in the shape of a crab

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
2nd–1st century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, probably Ptolemaic
Medium:
Agate
Dimensions:
H.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
Gift of Rupert L. Joseph, 1950
Accession Number:
50.15.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 163
A satyr's mask is carved in relief on the underside.
Del Bufalo, Dario. 2016. Murrina Vasa : A Luxury of Imperial Rome, Biblioteca di Archeologia, 53. no. 290, p. 139, Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider.

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