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Scarab with youth running with rooster

Green Jasper. Intaglio. Naked youth running left, holding rooster in left hand. Bow slung over right shoulder. Cabled border. Beetle: High plinth. Hatched line between thorax and elytra. Line between the elytra with two short lines forming small triangles with thorax line. Stone scooped away on...

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By dates unknown: from Iviza and the Kennedy collection (sale catalogue, March 1918, lot 212.2, according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 13); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 5, 1926: loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren (as 103.26); 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. 013 (1920; 2002, additional published references).

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids