London, South Kensington
29 October 2003
AN ETRUSCAN CORNELIAN SCARAB WITH FIGURE
3RD CENTURY B.C.
The intaglio in a globolo style with a naked male figure holding long staff and carrying two dead animals; and an Etruscan mottled cream stone scarab with leaping oryx, running in profile below a stylized branch, 3rd Century B.C., both in later ring settings
1.4 cm. long; 1.8 cm. across inner hoop max. (2)
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Item two: cf. M. Henig, M. Whiting and D. Scarisbrick, Classical Gems, Ancient and Modern Intaglios and Cameos in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 1994, p. 70, no. 117 for similar animal with either long ears or horns.
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