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Scarab with winged monster

Green Jasper. Intaglio. Winged monster with body of lion and human torso and head standing right. Bearded and wearing a fillet. Hands raised in gesture of adoration. Hatched border. Beetle has large plinth; hatched border between thorax and elytra; thin line dividing elytra with two short lines...

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Provenance

By dates unknown: from Iviza and the Kennedy collection (sale catalogue, March 1918, lot 213.1, according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 11); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 106.26); November 17, 1927: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician, Late Archaic Period, Early 5th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Lewes House Gems, no. 011 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Accession Number

27.659

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids