A GRECO-PERSIAN AMETHYST LION
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Depicted reclining on an integral rectangular plinth, his head turned to his left, the mane cross hatched, with small rounded ears and a carefully-detailed face, perforated through the shoulders for suspension
13/16 in. (2 cm.) long
Antiquities, Christie’s, New York, 18 December 1998, lot 258.