6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 16,250
Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
A GRECO-PERSIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
COURT STYLE, CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with a rearing lion-griffin in profile to the right, the composite beast with a horned lion's head and body, sickle-shaped wings, and the hind legs and tail of a bird, on a short groundline
11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long
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For a related example, perhaps by the same hand, now in Oxford, see pl. 838 in Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings.
Acquired by the previous owner in the 1970s.