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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 255

    A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD DISKS

    CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD DISKS
    CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Each formed of domed sheet, encircled by granules, elaborately adorned in concentric rings, with clusters of granulation, filigree spirals centered by granules, clusters of granulation around larger granules, centered by a piriform knob embellished with granulation; mounted as earrings with modern gold backs and posts
    Each: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) diameter (2)


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    For a related pair see no. 152 in Cristofani and Martelli, L'Oro degli Etruschi.

    Provenance

    with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1980s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION