New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
A GRAECO-PERSIAN BROWN CHALCEDONY SCARABOID
circa 4th century b.c.
Engraved with a leaping billy-goat in profile to the right, with knobby, back-curving horns
1 in. (2.5 cm.) wide
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For a similar goat see no. 916 in Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings.
Kept under wraps for almost a century, this superb collection comes into the light with its sale at Christie's in Paris on 30 October
The theoretical physicist’s PhD thesis, key papers, wheelchair and more, offered in a special online sale at Christie's