9 December 2004
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
ATTRIBUTED TO THE GROUP OF THE LEAPING LIONS
CIRCA EARLY 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with a bearded goat walking to the right, its horns arching back high over its head
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long
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A.S. Walker, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part III, Mainz am Rhein, 1996, no. 248.
C. Wagner and J. Boardman, A Collection of Classical and Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos, Oxford, 2003, no. 36.
PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
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