London, South Kensington
26 April 2012
TWO GREEK GLASS SCARABOIDS
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Comprising a gold-in-glass scaraboid with blue, white, turquoise and gold banded swirls; and a pale green glass scaraboid with seated figure, probably Dionysos, riding backwards on a panther, looking towards a small branch(?) in his raised hand
1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) long max. (2)
The Groppi Collection, Switzerland; acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
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For similar, cf. V. Arveiller-Dulong and M.-D. Nenna, Les verres antiques du Musée du Louvre, Vol. III, Paris, 2011, p. 238, no. 322.
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