Scarab with a stooping man
late 4th–early 3rd century B.C.
Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Orange-red carnelian with white inclusions. Scarab with a flat, oval base engraved in intaglio; pierced lengthwise. Upper part of a man in profile to right leaning over an unidentified object. Simple line border with notches along the edge. ‘A globolo’ technique. Back carved as a beetle with two lines separating the thorax and elytra. Three lines dividing the elytra. Schematic, plastic legs with hatching. Offset plinth. The lower two thirds of the intaglio and a large chip on the beetle’s head are missing.
By date unknown: Alexander Cochrane Collection; gift of Alexander Cochrane to MFA, August 1, 1918
Gift of Alexander Cochrane