Scaraboid gem with a griffin
mid-5th–mid-4th century B.C.
Length: 28 mm (1 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Griffin walking toward the right. Griffin has pointy ears and shaggy mane. Mouth open and tongue visible. Situated on a ground line. Small chip around perforation at back end of griffin.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Greece, said from Mycenae.); December 1901; purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution