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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 313

    AN ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARAB

    CIRCA 4TH-3RD CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    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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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN