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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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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-

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Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

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


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Scarabs and Scaraboids