An etruscan carnelian scarab mounted in an ancient gold ring. Lion.
intaglio 12 x 15 x 9 mm; 15 x 19 mm; gr. 5,97
The feline advances to the left. Dotted frame around the figure. Use of globular elements. Wear marks. Attractive stone color. Mounting in excellent condition. For comparisons: Aa.Vv., L'Oro degli Etruschi, edited by M. Cristofani and M. Martelli, p. 240; British Museum Database n. inv. 1814,0704.1308. This lot is listed in an invoice from parisian gallery Mythes et Légendes by Michel Cohen in 1986, mentionning that the piece was formerly in Arthur Sambon (1867-1947) collection.
4th-3rd century BC.