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AN EAST GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN SCARAB FINGER RING
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AN EAST GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN SCARAB FINGER RING

ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.

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AN EAST GREEK GOLD AND CARNELIAN SCARAB FINGER RING
ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 6TH CENTURY B.C.
The plain hoop oval in section with conical terminals, joined to the scarab by a plain wire threaded through the perforations of the stone and the terminals and coiled spirally along the hoop, the scarab carefully detailed, the underside engraved with the head of a roaring lion, his open mouth revealing fangs and a lolling tongue, a forepaw extending forward, enclosed within a hatched border
13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) wide
Provenance
The Leo Mildenberg Collection of Ancient Animals; Christie's, New York, 9 December 2004, lot 3.
Literature
A.S. Walker, ed., Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part III, Mainz am Rhein, 1996, no. 158.
G. Zahlhaas, Aus Noahs Arche, Tierbilder der Sammlung Mildenberg aus fünf Jahrtausenden, Part IV, Mainz am Rhein, 1996, no. 86.
P.E. Mottahedeh, ed., Out of Noah's Ark, Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Jerusalem, 1997, no. 86.

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