Scarab with a boar-man
Late Archaic Period
about 500–475 B.C.
Legacy dimension: 0.01 L.
Medium or Technique
Not On View
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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912