• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 340

    AN ETRUSCAN BANDED AGATE SCARAB

    CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ETRUSCAN BANDED AGATE SCARAB
    CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The beetle well carved with relief winglets, the underside engraved with a standing woman at a thymiaterion, her head in profile, her body frontal, wearing a himation over a chiton, holding an attribute in each hand, enclosed within a hatched border
    5/16 in. (.79 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION