Ancient Etruscan Greek Carnelian Intaglio of a Locust

Code: 10226    

£600.00
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This is a wonderful ancient Etruscan intaglio, dating to the late 4th - 3rd century B.C. The gem is cut in 'globolo style', with a representation of a locust. Insects were popular on ancient Greek gems, from the 5th century B.C. This intaglio would have once been set into a gold or silver signet ring, used to seal and authenticate letters and writings. Today this ancient gem has survived in excellent condition, an ideal piece to be reset or added to an important collection.

OBJECT: Intaglio

CULTURE: Etruscan

DATE: c. 3rd century B.C.

MATERIAL: Carnelian

SIZE: 13mm x 10mm x 3mm

WEIGHT: 0.61 grams

PROVENANCE: Ex. property of a private collector, Paris.

Ancient Etruscan Greek Carnelian Intaglio of a Locust
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