Scarab with satyr

Archaic Period
mid-5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 016 (1920; 2002, additional published references).


1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.015 L.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

Intaglio. Set in modern swivel hoop gold ring. Motif oriented vertically. Satyr with equine feet and no tail, facing front and running left, holding kantharos in right hand and oinochoe in left hand. Hatched border. Beetle: Double line dividing thorax and elytra. Single incised line dividing elytra ending in a small triangle at thorax line. Front legs and head hatched.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 16: formerly Boulton collection, sale catalogue, no. 4, 1); April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 100.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912