New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BLUE CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
circa late 5th-4th century b.c.
Engraved with a bear outstretched in a flying gallop to the right, the animal well-modeled, with a detailed fringe of fur along the fore-legs, neck, and head
1.1/8 in. (2.82 cm.) wide
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
For a similar running bear, see no. 294 in Brandt, Antike Gemmen in Deutschen Sammlungen, Band I, Staatliche Mnzsammlun Mnchen, Teil 1.
Grant Wood’s double portrait is arguably the USA’s most famous painting, but what does it mean? Andrew Graham-Dixon investigates
The elder brother of Ettore Bugatti, the auto pioneer, spent his days at Antwerp Zoo sculpting its inhabitants. Five of his works are offered in New York in November