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Lot 10 - Auction 86

Price realized:
1.800,00 GBP

A large eastern greek burnt chalcedony seal intaglio. Deer.

5th-4th century B.C.

22 x 31 x 17 mm

The walking animal is facing left, and characterized by a well-marked anatomy. Groundline. The seal is drilled lengthwise, the back side in ovoid-shape and the entire surface is still well polished but burnt, with very slight lacks. Rare.

Parallels: G.M.A. Richter, Catalogue of engraved gems, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, p. 28 n. 109-113; J. Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings, p. 355 n. 940 ss.

UK private collection, London.


Lot status:
Auction closed