Scarab with panther
Late Archaic Period
early 5th century B.C.
1.2 cm (1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.012 L.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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.
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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912