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Scarab ring with lion

Intaglio. Scarab mounted in ancient silver bezel; silver swivel hoop ring and screw plate also included with this item. Lion seated on ground line, facing right. Ten tall lotus plants in the background. Cross-hatching design underneath ground line. Beetle has a double line separating thorax and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in London, but said and no doubt truly, to be from Cyprus); 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

98.738

Medium or Technique

Sardonyx

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings