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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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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

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

Accession Number

01.7586

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids