New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
TWO GRAECO-PERSIAN SCARABOIDS
circa 5th-4th century b.c.
One of blue chalcedony, engraved with a nude figure, standing with legs together, the elbows out with the hands resting on the chest, and the head turned to the left; the other of gray chalcedony engraved with a winged lion-griffin walking to the right on a short groundline
16 in. (2.76 cm.) long for the first (2)
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For a similar lion-griffin of the Court Style, with horns, wings, and the hind-legs and tail of a bird, see nos. 838-841 in Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings.
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