Scarab with winged monster
Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
Late Archaic Period
Early 5th century B.C.
Lewes House Gems, no. 011 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length: 15 mm (9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Green Jasper. Intaglio. Winged monster with body of lion and human torso and head standing right. Bearded and wearing a fillet. Hands raised in gesture of adoration. Hatched border.
Beetle has large plinth; hatched border between thorax and elytra; thin line dividing elytra with two short lines forming two very small triangles with the thorax border line.
By dates unknown: from Iviza and the Kennedy collection (sale catalogue, March 1918, lot 213.1, according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 11); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 106.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912