Scarab with a bull
6th century B.C.
Length: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912