Scarab with panther

Greek
Late Archaic Period
early 5th century B.C.


Dimensions

1.2 cm (1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.012 L.

Accession Number

27.759

Medium or Technique

Sard

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Scarab set in modern gold swivel hoop ring. Panther crouching right; tailed curled under the body. Face frontal. Cable border. Beetle: Double line dividing thorax and elytra. Slight ridge dividing elytra.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 273.27), June 22, 1926; purchased from Edward Perry Warren for MFA, 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