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Scaraboid with griffin

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Pale blue chalcedony. Scaraboid with high dome and intaglio on flat face. A griffin crouches facing right, its forelegs extended. Its sharp beak is open and its ears are pointy. Its knee joints and paws are rendered as small knobs. Three vertical lines indicate ribs. The wing is covered with a...

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Provenance

By 1961: Dr. L. Lahut Uzman Collection (according to his records: Bought from Bob Hecht Oct. 1961.); 1962: inherited by Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman; December 12, 1962: one of the group of 20 gems (62.1145–62.1164) purchased by MFA from Mrs. L. Lahut Uzman for a total price of $ 2,200-

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, East Greek, Classical Period, 475–400 B.C.

Dimensions

Length x width: 40 x 22 mm (1 9/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

62.1153

Medium or Technique

Chalcedony

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids