6 December 2007,
Price realised USD 5,250
USD 2,500 - USD 3,500
AN ETRUSCAN CARNELIAN SCARAB
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.
The simple beetle with incised legs, hatching on the plinth, the underside engraved in the a globolo style with a kneeling satyr holding an attribute, enclosed within a hatched border; mounted as a ring in a modern gold setting
5/8 in. (1.6 cm.) wide; ring size 6
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with Ariadne Galleries, New York, 1980s.
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