Scarab with vulture perched on rock above coiled serpent
Legacy dimension: 0.016 L.
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Vulture on rocky outcropping, bending down toward a coiled, bearded serpent. Hatched border. Back carved as a beetle with hatched line around the thorax. Plastic legs and spiked front legs. Slightly offset plinth with tongue pattern. Two cracks on the intaglio side. Reddish orange carnelian. Scarab with flat, oval base engraved in intaglio; pierced lengthwise.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 45.26); November 17, 1927: gift of Edward Perry Warren to MFA
Gift of Edward Perry Warren