Scaraboid gem with griffin
mid-5th–mid-4th century B.C.
Length: 19 mm (3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Onyx with white backing on convex side. Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Crouching griffin facing right. Griffin has pointy ears, spiky mane, and a short beard. Motif situated on a partial ground line.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From the Evans Coll.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, January 2, 1913, for $18,948.70 (this figure is the total price for MFA 13.186-13.245)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912