Lotto 3 | An etruscan carnelian scarab intaglio. Diomede with palladium.

BERTOLAMI FINE ARTS - Riversdell Close 27, KT16 9JW Chertsey
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An etruscan carnelian scarab intaglio. Diomede with palladium.

An etruscan carnelian scarab intaglio. Diomede with palladium.

4th-3rd century BC.
11 x 17 x 8 mm

The Greek hero holds in his right hand the palladium, the sacred simulacrum of the goddess Athena, with the left a sword. Known episode of the Trojan war, referring to cunning and intelligence. Use of globular elements. Attractive stone color. Slight signs of wear. Through hole, crossed by a gold ornamental frame with disk-shaped closure. Rare.

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U.K. private collection