• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 110

    A GRAECO-PERSIAN AGATE SCARABOID

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GRAECO-PERSIAN AGATE SCARABOID
    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    Finely engraved with the figure of Persian horseman hunting a wild boar, the horse with dressed tail and fringed saddle cloth, the horseman wearing long trousers and tunic, arm raised holding spear, the boar fleeing in front
    1 in. (2.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Surena collection, London, late 1970s - early 1980s.