• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 108

    AN ETRUSCAN AGATE SCARAB

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN AGATE SCARAB
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    With the naked Herakles, lion skin draped over right arm, left arm raised, grasping his club above the Lernaean hydra, rope pattern border, stone cut later into an intaglio, in modern gold ring setting
    1 in. (2.4 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Formerly acquired on the London market, mid-1990s.