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Scarab with panther

Intaglio. Scarab set in modern gold swivel hoop ring. Panther crouching right; tailed curled under the body. Face frontal. Cable border. Beetle: Double line dividing thorax and elytra. Slight ridge dividing elytra.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 273.27), June 22, 1926; purchased from Edward Perry Warren for MFA, November 17, 1927 for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids