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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 315

    AN ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARAB

    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARAB
    CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
    The beetle well detailed, the underside engraved in the a globolo style with a warrior walking right, a sword in his hand, a smaller figure standing behind him, enclosed within a hatched border
    ½ in. (1.2 cm) long


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN