6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
AN ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARAB
CIRCA LATE 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The beetle well detailed, with V-shaped winglets and a hatched plinth, the underside engraved with a nude satyr seizing a draped woman, the satyr leaning forward, his arms around her, his head at her chest, the woman, perhaps a maenad, with her head turned back, a thyrsos in her hand, enclosed within a hatched border
11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long
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European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.
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