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Carnelian scaraboid

Period:
Archaic
Date:
early 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Carnelian, gold
Classification:
Gems
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4223
  • Description

    winged youth abducting girl with lyre

  • Provenance

    Said to be from Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4223.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 111, fig. 71.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1920. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 31, pp. 27-28, pls. 8, 10.

    Alexander, Christine. 1928. Jewelry: The Art of the Goldsmith in Classical Times as Illustrated in the Museum Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 51, fig. 111.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, p. 285, pl. 125o.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1956[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 41, pp. 11-12, pl. 7.

    Mertens, Joan. 1989. "Timeas's Scarab." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 24: p. 54, figs. 6-7.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 2006[1920]. Catalogue of Engraved Gems of the Classical Style: Greek Etruscan, and Roman, 2nd edn. Rome: L'Erma di Bretschneider, no. 41, pp. 11-12, pl. 7, color. pl. 2.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 101, pp. 96, 425.

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