New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BROWN CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
circa 4th-3rd century b.c.
Engraved with a horse in profile to the left
1 in. (2.6 cm.) wide
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This gem is related to a large group of late Graeco-Persian gems characterized by the use of the large drill for body modeling and smaller drills for details. This a globolo style is discussed by Boardman on p. 322 in Greek Gems and Finger Rings.
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