Scarab with youth running with rooster
Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician
Late Archaic Period
Early 5th century B.C.
Lewes House Gems, no. 013 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length: 16 mm (5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Green Jasper. Intaglio. Naked youth running left, holding rooster in left hand. Bow slung over right shoulder. Cabled border. Beetle: High plinth. Hatched line between thorax and elytra. Line between the elytra with two short lines forming small triangles with thorax line. Stone scooped away on either side of rump. Hatching along front legs and face.
By dates unknown: from Iviza and the Kennedy collection (sale catalogue, March 1918, lot 212.2, according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 13); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 103.26); 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)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912