New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
circa 4th century b.c.
Engraved with a winged sphinx in profile to the right, perhaps wearing a visored helmet
1.1/8 in. (2.91 cm.) wide
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A fine example of Boardman's "Hellenising" gems in the Graeco-Persian series, and perhaps by the same had as the sphinx in Geneva, pl. 956 in Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings.
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