Offered by Matthew Holder
European Works of Art & Sculpture
An Ancient gold and carnelian scarab ring.
Etruscan, 4th Century B.C.
The scarab is modelled naturalistically, carved on the underside in the globolo style with a goat, set in a gold mount and pierced by a gold wire wound around the top of each end of the shank, which appear to be modelled as stylised lion heads.
The scarab measures 10mm,
Ring size G 1/2,
Weighs 2.6 grams.
With Mansour Gallery, London.
Private collection, Hong Kong, acquired from the above on 14 October 2003.
For another Etruscan scarab with a globolo drilled goat see J. Boardman and M.-L. Vollenweider, Catalogue of the Engraved Gems and Finger Rings in the Ashmolean Museum, Vol. I Greek and Etruscan, Oxford, 1978, p.65, no 276, pl.XLII.
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2 800 €