26 - 27 October 2004
"Achilles' horses wept when they heard how in the dust their charioteer was laid, their heads, down-drooping to the ground, shed scalding tears."
"Into the horses of Achilles Zeus breathed good courage ..."
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY INTAGLIO WITH GOAT
CIRCA 400 B.C.
The recumbent goat with legs tucked beneath body, head turned back, with long curving horns and short beard, pierced with traces of iron attachment pin
7/8 in. (2.4 cm.) long
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Animals, 2004, VI, no. 13; C. Wagner and J. Boardman, A Collection of Classical and Near Eastern Intaglios, Rings and Cameos, Oxford, 2003, p. 9, pl. 11, no. 34.
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