AN ACHAEMENID BANDED AGATE GRASSHOPPER AMULET
Eastern Mediterranean, Circa 5th-4th Century B.C.
The stylized insect carved with long ribbed wings and a small oval head, the eyes drilled, the shoulders ridged, the legs zig-zagged on either side, chevrons incised on the hind-legs, perforated horizontally through the shoulders and preserving traces of an original bronze pin
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm) long