• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 109

    A GREEK GREY CHALCEDONY SCARABOID

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A GREEK GREY CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Finely engraved with a nude helmeted warrior running to the right, carrying a spear in his left hand, a shield on his right arm, drapery below the shoulder and billowing behind, pierced laterally
    7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a European private collection, acquired in the 1920s-30s.