Scarab with lion attacking horse
Late Archaic Period
late 6th or early 5th century B.C.
1.4 cm (9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.014 L.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented horizontally. Lion, facing left, bites into the neck of a horse galloping to the right. The horse turns its head back to the right and looks up. Cable border. Beetle: line separating thorax and elytra. Each individual elytrum outlined and share a single line to denote the spine. A small triangular space between the thorax line and the top to the “spine.” Rump of the beetle chipped. Hatching along front legs.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution