9 December 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
A GREEK CARNELIAN SCARABOID
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with an elephant running to the right, its head raised, the trunk projecting forward and curving back under the tusk, its ear pressed flat against its flank, the edges and domed back of the scaraboid cut down in antiquity for use as a ring stone
1 in. (2.5 cm.) long
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J. Biers, ed., A Peaceable Kingdom, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part VI, Mainz am Rhein, 2004, no. 14.
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