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Scarab intaglio with kneeling bull

Gem with bull kneeling to viewer's left; head thrown back. Cable border, rough style.


Said to be from Northern Greece, Cavalla; by 1966: with Beacon Hill Coin Co., 40 Bromfield Street, Boston, Mass. 02108 (purchased from a Greek from Cavalla); purchased by MFA from Beacon Hill Coin Co., May 10, 1967

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Greek, Archaic Period, 5th century


Length: 16.5 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Sardonyx; carved back


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Gems