Lotto 10 | An etruscan agate scarab intaglio set in a swivel gold ring. Hare.

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An etruscan agate scarab intaglio set in a swivel gold ring. Hare.

An etruscan agate scarab intaglio set in a swivel gold ring. Hare.

4th  century B.C.
Scarab 8x13x8 mm ; US size ring 4 ; 5,75 grs

The hoop made by interweaving of two thread-like elements of different thickness and ends near the scarab with a spiral twisted pattern. Scarab with a flat oval base engraved in intaglio and pierced lenghtwise ; depicting an hare facing left inside an engraved lign-framing. Use of globular elements. rare subject and very fine condition.

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U.K. private collection