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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 254

    AN ETRUSCAN GOLD FIBULA

    CIRCA MID 7TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN ETRUSCAN GOLD FIBULA
    CIRCA MID 7TH CENTURY B.C.
    Of sanguisuga form, with a hollow arched bow and long narrow catchplate, the surface embellished with fine granulation, including rows of zigzag and triangles, the bow bisected by a band of key, the long pin coiled into a spiral where it emerges from the bow
    2 in. (5.1 cm.) long


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    For a related example see the fibula from Narce now in the Villa Giulia, no. 99 in Cristofani and Martelli, L'Oro degli Etruschi.

    Provenance

    with Galerie de Serres, Paris, 1980s.
    French Private Collection.