An etruscan carnelian scarab mounted on an ancient gold ring. Antelope.
4th century B.C.
intaglio : 12 x 16 x 9
ring : 20 x 18 mm
The animal is running to the left side.
Globular style. Cable border. The mounting is a plain rounded hoop ending with convex terminals. The carnelian scarab revolved on a visible gold pin which passed through the terminals ending and twisted around the ends of the hoop.
Parallels : Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli, inv. 27073/1228
U.K., private collection 80's.