Scaraboid gem with bull

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


Dimensions

Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

01.7545

Medium or Technique

Rock crystal

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Kneeling bull faces right. Gadfly on its hindquarters. Inscribed in Greek: The…lese. Hatched border. Significant chip at top and along edges.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution