6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 4,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
AN ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARAB
CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.
The beetle well detailed, with V-shaped winglets and alternate hatching on the plinth, the underside engraved with a nude winged ithyphallic deity seizing a figure standing before him, one hand extending behind the figure's back, the other in front, clasping hands, the figure with the other hand raised to his head, enclosed within a hatched border
9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) long
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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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