Scarab with a boar-man

Late Archaic Period
about 500–475 B.C.


Legacy dimension: 0.01 L.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Burnt carnelian

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

Burnt, reddish orange carnelian. Scarab with a flat, oval intaglio base; pierced lengthwise. A figure with the head and forelegs of a boar, and abdomen and legs of a nude man running in profile to left. Hatched border. Back carved as a beetle with a carinated back. A notch on either side indicates the separation between thorax and elytra. Crude, plastic legs. Offset plinth. Small chips missing on the plinth and elytra.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Greece); loaned by Edward Perry Warren to MFA, April 5, 1926 (as 138.26); puchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927 for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912