Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A GRAECO-PERSIAN CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
CIRCA 450-350 B.C.
Engraved with a winged griffin moving to the right on a groundline, one forepaw raised, the monster with a spiked crest and upright ears, the beak closed, the undulating tail extending behind
1¼ in. (3.1 cm.) long
Art Market, London, 1974.
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For a similar example see the "Greek Style" blue chalcedony scaraboid, no. 24 in Wagner and Boardman, A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos.
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