9 December 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
AN ETRUSCAN GOLD FINGER RING
CIRCA LATE 6TH-EARLY 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The hollow broad hoop flat on the interior, rounded on the exterior, engraved with a lion in profile to the right, its head turned back, the tongue lolling, the tail upraised, enclosed within a hatched border
15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) wide; ring size 7½
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A.P. Kozloff, D.G. Mitten and M. Sguaitamatti, More Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part II, Mainz am Rhein, 1986, no. 80.
I. Jucker, Italy of the Etruscans, Jerusalem, 1991, no. 371.
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