Important Graeco-Persian Amethyst Scaraboid

with 2-sided Image, likely carved on a Middle Kingdom Egyptian scarab (ca. 1981-1802 BC)

4th Century BC

Height: 34.41 mm. (1 3/8 in.)

Width: 25.79 mm (1 in.)

#4809

ex: private American collection

Published: Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures VII. (New York, 2009) pp.30-31

Comparandum: Schluter, M, et al; Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen. Band 4. Hannover, Kestner-Museum. Hamburg, Museum fur Kunst Gewerbe (Wiesbaden, 1975) no.323 Brandt, E; Antike Gemmen in deutschen Sammlungen. Band 1. München. Teil 1-3 (Munich, 1968-) no.2943