User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Scarab intaglio with kneeling bull

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

Provenance

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

Dimensions

Length: 16.5 mm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

67.625

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx; carved back

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Gems