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91001744
CNG 91, Lot: 1744. Estimate $1000.
Sold for $1900. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Late Period. Circa 664-342 BC. Carnelian scarab (11x8mm). Base engraved with a grasshopper. Chipped on back, pierced for mounting. Very rare and of delicate style.


From the Dr. John N. Winnie Collection. Ex Sotheby’s (7 December 2001), lot 3 (part of); Property of a German Private Collection, acquired between 1955-1965 .

Possibly of Graeco-Phoenician manufacture.