9 December 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
A GREEK ROCK CRYSTAL SCARABOID
CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Engraved with a mare and her foal, the mare facing left, pawing the ground with her right foreleg, the bridle hanging loosely, the foal below facing right
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long
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A.S. Walker, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part III, Mainz am Rhein, 1996, no. 191.
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