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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 257

    A NECKLACE OF ETRUSCAN SCARABS

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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    Estimate

    A NECKLACE OF ETRUSCAN SCARABS
    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    All mounted in a Victorian gold necklace, in the a globolo style, including three carnelian scarabs, their undersides engraved, one with a running warrior, one with a horseman, and one with a nude male figure holding a boar(?) by its hind legs in one hand; a red jasper scarab with two kneeling figures; a black jasper scarab with a seated figure; a Romano-Egyptian mosaic glass bead, rectangular in sections, with a floral motif; a blue and white glass melon bead; a Roman garnet lentoid bead; a Roman or Islamic glass bird bead; an Egyptian rock crystal heart amulet; a rock crystal pendant bead; and a pale green stone faceted bead
    Necklace: 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    California Private Collection, 1960s.