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Ancient Mediterranean, Phoenicia, Archaic period, 7th to early 5th century BCE. Wonderful steatite (soapstone) scarab with a design of an ipotane, with the hindquarters of a horse and a human front quarters - this might also be an eartly centaur - that reflects the wide trading network and cultural influences of the Phoenicians. Pierced for suspension. Size: 0.75" L x 0.55" W (1.9 cm x 1.4 cm)

Provenance: Ex - Important LA County collection

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Slight chipping to edges but overall excellent with clear artwork.

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Archaic Phoenician Glazed Steatite Scarab - Ipotane

Auction ended on Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Estimate $500 - $700
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