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Scarab pendant with lion attacking boar

Green jasper. Intaglio. Set in ancient silver hoop with twisted loop mount. Boar moving right is attacked by a lion leaping up onto the back of the boar. Hatched border. Beetle has double line dividing thorax from elytra and a half line demarcating a "spine." Pinched tail.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: from the Morrison Collection, sale cat. no. 33, where it is said to be from Tharros in Sardinia); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician, Archaic Period, 6th–early 5th century B.C.

Accession Number

98.714

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants