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A WESTERN ASIATIC RED STONE SCARABOID FROM THE LYRE-PLAYER GROUP   LATE 8TH CENTURY B.C.   Engraved with a standing ibex, with curved horns, a bird perched on his rump, circle and stylized plant in the field, in later swivel ring setting, 1.6 cm. long, 2.1 cm. across inner hoop

A WESTERN ASIATIC RED STONE SCARABOID FROM THE LYRE-PLAYER GROUP LATE 8TH CENTURY B.C. Engraved with a standing ibex, with curved horns, a bird perched on his rump, circle and stylized plant in the field, in later swivel ring setting, 1.6 cm. long, 2.1 cm. across inner hoop

15 Karat yellow gold Victorian figural seal realistically depicts a  hound, barking up the trunk of a tree, in pursuit of an ornately enameled, stylized golden pheasant perched on a limb slightly out of reach.  The bird is cleverly attached with a mechanism that allows movement.  The actual seal is inlaid bloodstone that has never been engraved.

15 Karat yellow gold Victorian figural seal realistically depicts a hound, barking up the trunk of a tree, in pursuit of an ornately enameled, stylized golden pheasant perched on a limb slightly out of reach. The bird is cleverly attached with a mechani

A GREEK AMETHYST SCARABOID   CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.   Engraved with a bird with its head turned back perched atop a fluted column, enclosed within a line border  13/16 in. (2 cm.) long

A GREEK AMETHYST SCARABOID CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C. Engraved with a bird with its head turned back perched atop a fluted column, enclosed within a line border 13/16 in. (2 cm.) long

Onyx gemstone engraved with owl, bowl, and poppy. Imperial Rome, 1st-3rd century CE. © The Trustees of the British Museum.

Onyx gemstone engraved with an owl perched on a bowl and a poppy flower - probably symbolic of death cent.

Luristan, Iran | bronze | ca. 1000-650 BC

Intricate pin head from Iran. The sharp needle section of the pins has not survived in most cases. The craftsmanship of these works is astonishing, especially given their tiny size.

Scarab with two winged figures carrying the body of a dead warrior -  Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.

Scarab with two winged figures carrying the body of a dead warrior - Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period, early century B.

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