Scarab pendant with lion attacking boar

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
Archaic Period
6th–early 5th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.714

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Green jasper. Intaglio. Set in ancient silver hoop with twisted loop mount. Boar moving right is attacked by a lion leaping up onto the back of the boar. Hatched border. Beetle has double line dividing thorax from elytra and a half line demarcating a “spine.” Pinched tail.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from the Morrison Collection, sale cat. no. 33, where it is said to be from Tharros in Sardinia); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund