Scarab intaglio with kneeling bull

Greek
Archaic Period
5th century


Dimensions

Length: 16.5 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.625

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx; carved back

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Gems

Gem with bull kneeling to viewer’s left; head thrown back. Cable border, rough style.

Provenance

Said to be from Northern Greece, Cavalla; by 1966: with Beacon Hill Coin Co., 40 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass. 02108 (purchased from a Greek from Cavalla); purchased by MFA from Beacon Hill Coin Co., May 10, 1967

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund