A late archaic etruscan gold swivel ring with a roman carnelian engraved scarab. Lion.
Swivel ring ; 6th-5th century B.C. ; scarab 2nd century A.D.
scarab 9x11x6 mm ; US size ring 6 ; 6 grs
The ring is decorated with platted twisted wire. Scarab with a flat oval base engraved in intaglio and pierced lenghtwise, depicting a roaring lion. The engraving style defers from the typical etruscan engraved scarab which shows that this scarab is a later addition to the mounting.
For the mounting see: Museum of Fine Arts Boston, inv. 21.1201.
U.K. private collection
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