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Scarab with a bull

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Green jasper. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Bull, standing right, with head turned back. Lifts back leg as if to scratch his nose. Below, a lotus bud and flower. Beetle: on view and unable to describe.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens); loaned to MFA by Edward Perry Warren, October 28, 1925 (as 576.25); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, November 17, 1927, for $ 161,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 27.647-27.761)

Credit Line

Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Greek, Archaic Period, 6th century B.C.


Length: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids