Intaglio. Pierced for stringing (horizontal). Motif oriented horizontally. Bull, in "plunging pose", facing left with left foreleg raised. Head turned toward viewer in 3/4 view. Motif situated on a ground line.
By 1898-1899: with Edward Perry Warren (according to J. D. Beazley, The Lewes House Collection of Ancient Gems, no. 79: Bought in Ruvo, 1898-9.); November 21, 1923: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,948.27 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 23.576-23.594)
Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912
Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.
Lewes House Gems, no. 079 (1920; 2002, additional published references).
Length: 29 mm (1 1/8 in.)
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