A graeco-persian blue chalcedony scaraboid, circa 4th century B.C.
A graeco-persian blue chalcedony scaraboid, circa 4th century B.C. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2000
Engraved with a winged bearded goat leaping to the right, its wings finely detailed, its horns curved back over its head, with the original gold hoop, round in section, fitted to the horizontal perforation 1¼ in. (3.2 cm) wide. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $3,760
Literature: Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. ??.
Exhibited: Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseille, 1975.
Christie's. 13 June 2000. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com
Tags : 4th century B.C., Blue chalcedony, graeco-persian, scaraboid