• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 113

    A GREEK CORNELIAN INTAGLIO

    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A GREEK CORNELIAN INTAGLIO
    HELLENISTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Engraved with a war elephant walking in profile to the left, with trunk raised, the body cross-hatched
    5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private collection, Switzerland, 1980s; acquired by the present owner in 2003.