A GRAECO-PERSIAN CARNELIAN SCARABOID
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
The seal engraved with a crouching Sphinks, in front a military dagger. The seal scarab is carved in a fantastic pink and celadon stone with a blood-red inclusion and some black encrustations. Exceptional and perhaps the most beautiful ancient stone we've handled from thi ...click for details
A superb Greek pottery jug, Messapian Southern Italy, ca. 350 - 300 BC.
Terracotta bulbous-bodied pouring jug with flat, wide rimmed mouth and high strap handle. Buff ground with painted red-brown bands. Interestingly also a snake-like zig-zag pattern with it's head on either side and body going round the neck. ...click for details
A terrific little collection of 5 choice Roman Intaglios, dating 2nd. century BC - 3rd. century AD.
List of seals:
- Itaglio with Minerva, Roman Republic style in brown garnet stone, 2nd.-1st. century BC
- Intaglio of irridiscent green glass with Sol, 3rd. century AD
- Intaglio of rock crystal with Saturn, late republic, 1st. cent. AD
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