26 - 27 October 2004
AN ACHAEMENID GREY CHALCEDONY LEOPARD FINIAL FRAGMENT
4TH CENTURY B.C.
The snarling leopard forepart emerging from a stylized lotus flower, with incised details of teeth, wearing a wide collar, remains of white glazed decoration, traces of iron attachment pin; and a Romano-Egyptian yellow-brown agate lion forepart, pouncing with forelegs extended, thick billowing mane and incised details, probably from a vessel handle, circa 2nd-3rd Century A.D.
1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) and 1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.) long respectively (2)
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Animals, 1981, I, nos. 32 and 179 respectively.
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