Scarab pendant with lion attacking boar
Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
6th–early 5th century B.C.
Length: 13 mm (1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Green jasper. Intaglio. Set in ancient silver hoop with twisted loop mount. Boar moving right is attacked by a lion leaping up onto the back of the boar. Hatched border. Beetle has double line dividing thorax from elytra and a half line demarcating a “spine.” Pinched tail.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from the Morrison Collection, sale cat. no. 33, where it is said to be from Tharros in Sardinia); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund