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Scaraboid with lion attacking wild goat

Dark blue glass paste. Imitation scaraboid with intaglio on flat face and horizontal ridge down the back. A lion attacks a wild goat, sinking its jaws into the animal from behind. The lion is on the left, and the goat faces right. Given the extensive pitting of the gem’s surface, it is...

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Said to be from near Mersin, Turkey on MFA archival card; by date unknown: Burton Y. Berry Collection; gift to MFA from Burton Y. Berry in Memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut, October 15, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Burton Y. Berry in memory of Michel Chiha of Beirut

Greek, Archaic Period, 550–500 B.C.


Length: 15.5 x 12.8 mm (5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass paste


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids