Christie's Special Exhibition Gallery
7 December 2011
A PHOENICIAN GREEN JASPER SCARAB
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The beetle well detailed, the underside engraved with a double-bodied Bes-Sphinx wearing a plumed crown, the bodies splayed, the raised wings terminating in goat heads, the exergue crosshatched
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long
Art Market, London, 1992.
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For a single-bodied Bes-Sphinx on a green jasper scarab, a carnelian scarab and a brown jasper scarab, see nos. 22/98, 22/X58 and 22/X59 in Boardman, Classical Phoenician Scarabs, A Catalogue and Study.
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