Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins
Jun 1, 2019
United kingdom
 The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 8LT, United Kingdom

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LOT 2970:

Neoclassical Amulet with Sphinx Attacking Man

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£ 400
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Neoclassical Amulet with Sphinx Attacking Man
18th century AD
A banded agate rectangular bead with rounded edges, with a neoclassical image of a winged sphinx attacking a bearded man lying nude with right arm raised wielding a sword; two parallel piercings to the short edges. 25 grams, 43mm (1 3/4"). Fine condition.
Formerly the property of a North London gentleman; formerly from an old collection, property of a London resident.
Cf. British Museum, accession number 1933.10-15.1 for a gem with a similar scene, also available through the Classical Art Research Centre online database.

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