6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 5,000
USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A GRAECO-PERSIAN CARNELIAN SCARABOID
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with a crouching lion, one forepaw raised, the open mouth revealing a lolling tongue, the mane a series of thick wavy locks, on a groundline
11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long
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London Art Market, 1973.
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