Scaraboid gem with a griffin

Greek
Classical Period
mid-5th–mid-4th century B.C.


Dimensions

Length: 28 mm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

01.7547

Medium or Technique

Rock crystal

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution