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Scarab with lion attacking horse

Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horiztonal). Motif oriented horizontally. Lion, facing left, bites into the neck of a horse galloping to the right. The horse turns its head back to the right and looks up. Cable border. Beetle: line separating thorax and elytra. Each individual elytrum outlined...

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By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in London.); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, December 1901

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Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Greek, Late Archaic Period, late 6th or early 5th century B.C.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids