25 April 2007
A CLASSICAL PHOENICIAN CORNELIAN WINGED GENIE SEAL
CIRCA 6TH-5TH CENTURY B.C.
With a female figure standing on a lotus flower, with a double pair of wings, lotus buds emerging at the sides, mounted in later swivel setting
¾ in. (2 cm.) across
Formerly in the collection of Sir Arthur Evans (1851-1941): sold Hotel Drouot, 8 May 1905, lot 45.
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Cf. J. Boardman, Classical Phoenician Scarabs: a Catalogue and Study, Oxford, 2003, no. for a similar winged figure from Ibiza.
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