9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 8,750
Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000
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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