Scarab with a bull

Greek
Archaic Period
6th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.679

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Green jasper. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Bull, standing right, with head turned back. Lifts back leg as if to scratch his nose. Below, a lotus bud and flower. Beetle: on view and unable to describe.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren, October 28, 1925 (as 576.25); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927, for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912