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Scarab with lions attacking bull

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Green jasper. Intaglio. Two lions attacking a bull, standing right. At right, lion raised on its back legs claws at the bull's neck. Another lion, behind the hindquarters of the bull, bites its back. All three figures are on a ground line, below which is an exergue with cross-hatching. Hatched...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: Bought in Rome.); December 1901: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Near Eastern, Levantine, Phoenician, Archaic Period, 6th–early 5th century B.C.

Dimensions

Length: 17 mm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7540

Medium or Technique

Jasper

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids