Translucent yellow with opaque orange spots and streaks. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Female panther crouching with head tilted back, mouth open and tongue out; upper fangs also visible. Eye indicated by a pellet.
By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 263 (said to have been found in Sicily); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; April 7, 1921: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912