Greco-Persian gems: court style
These are the most Persian in style, technique and subjects, but the scaraboid shapes are not those used by engravers in Persia itself. There is much very fine drill work and detailing of animal bodies, as on the stone reliefs in Persia.
Oxford 1965.362. Red and yellow jasper scaraboid. 20mm. GGFR pl. 837.
A Persian royal winged bull.
Oxford 1885.491, from Nymphaeum, Crimea. Blue chalcedony scaraboid. GGFR pl. 838.
A horned, winged lion monster, with eagle hindlegs and ostrich tail.