Scaraboid gem with bull
Late Archaic Period
Early 5th century B.C.
Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Kneeling bull faces right. Gadfly on its hindquarters. Inscribed in Greek: The…lese. Hatched border. Significant chip at top and along edges.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Athens.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901
Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution