Lotto 6 | An etruscan carnelian scarab intaglio set on a modern gold ring. Male figure and animal.

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An etruscan carnelian scarab intaglio set on a modern gold ring. Male figure and animal.

An etruscan carnelian scarab intaglio set on a modern gold ring. Male figure and animal.

4th-3rd century B.C.
Intaglio 18x11x8 mm ; ring diam. 19 mm ; 5,28 grs

A man kneeling on an animal, to immobilize it. A small chipping in the lower section of the stone.
One similar specimen is preserved to the Metropolitan Museum (Inv. n. 41.160.504), and it is depicted Herakles with a deer. Gisela M.A. Richter, Catalogue of the engraved gems. Greek-Etruscan-Roman, p. 52 n. 217, pl. XXXIII.
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U.K. private collection