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Maker(s) &
Production:

Unknown, India, North-West Frontier

Category:

engraved gems

Name(s):

scaraboid
intaglio

Date:

circa 300 B.C. circa 101 B.C.

School/Style:

Hellenistic

Period:

Third or second century B.C.

Description:

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

Technique:

intaglio cutting; intaglio

Material:

sardonyx; whole

Dimension(s):

height, 10, mm
width, 8, mm
depth, 2.5, mm

Acquisition:

given; ; Haughton, H.L. Major-General

Provenance:

Given by Major-General H.L. Haughton

Acquisition Credit:

Given by Major-General H.L. Haughton

Alternative
Number:

gem catalogue number; O.31.1951

Documentation:

Henig, Martin. Scarisbrick, Diana. Whiting, Mary. 1994. Classical Gems, Ancient and Modern Intaglios and Cameos in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.Cambridge (Cambs.): Cambridge University Pressp. 44

Accession:

Object Number: CG 72
(Antiquities)
(record id: 124148; input: 2005-09-14; modified: 2015-10-29)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/124148