9 December 2008
A PAIR OF ETRUSCAN GOLD DISKS
CIRCA LATE 4TH CENTURY B.C.
Each formed of domed sheet, encircled by granules, elaborately adorned in concentric rings, with clusters of granulation, filigree spirals centered by granules, clusters of granulation around larger granules, centered by a piriform knob embellished with granulation; mounted as earrings with modern gold backs and posts
Each: 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) diameter (2)
with Fortuna Fine Arts, New York, 1980s.
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For a related pair see no. 152 in Cristofani and Martelli, L'Oro degli Etruschi.
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