Scaraboid gem with griffin attacking stag
Length: 30 mm (1 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. A griffin facing right, with spiky mane and pointy ears, bites a stag in the back. Griffin places his front, right left atop to stag. Stag is seated and also faces to the right. Motif is situated on terrain-covered ground line.
By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: said to have come from the Peloponnesus); 1895: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 29,857.37 (this figure is the total price for MFA 95.9-95.174)
Catharine Page Perkins Fund