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Persian King in chariot with charioteer shooting at a winged griffin. Winged disk hovering above.


By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (said to come from the Boulton collection, sale catalogue, lot 1); purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren, April 7, 1921, for $ 30,000.00 (this figure is the total purchase price for MFA 21.1193-21.1221)

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Francis Bartlett Donation of 1912

Near Eastern, Iranian, Persian, Achaemenid Period, 550–331 B.C.

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Sapphirine chalcedony


The Ancient World