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Scaraboid: CG 72

Object information

Maker(s)

Unknown

Description

Bald Silenus-type head facing right, heads of boar and elephant facing left, water bird head at end of elephant's trunk.

Notes

History note: Given by Major-General H.L. Haughton

Legal notes

Given by Major-General H.L. Haughton

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.5 mm
Height: 10 mm
Width: 8 mm

Relative size of this object

80 cm1 m25 cm What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given by Haughton, H.L. Major-General

Dating

Third or second century B.C.
Circa -300 BCE - Circa 102 -101 BCE

School or Style

Hellenistic

Components of the work

Intaglio:

Materials used in production

Sardonyx

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CG 72
Primary reference Number: 124148
Gem catalogue number: O.31.1951
Stable URI

Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 29 October 2015 Last processed: Wednesday 25 August 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

Citation for print

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The Fitzwilliam Museum (2020) "Scaraboid" Web page available at: https://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/124148 Accessed: 2021-10-15 23:32:57

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