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Ring with lions supporting a scarab bezel

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A ring with the hoop composed of the foreparts of two lions holding a small bleached carnelian scarab. The intaglio device (two figures) faces the interior of the ring.

Provenance

By date unknown: Count Michel Tyszkiewicz Collection; 1898: auction of the M. Tyszkiewicz Collection, Hotel des Commissaires-Priseurs, 9 rue Drouot, Paris, June 8-10, lot 194 (said to have been found in Populonia [Etruria]); by date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; 1910: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $4,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 10.159-10.230)

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund and Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution

Italic, Etruscan, Late Archaic Period, early 5th century B.C.

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: 0.023 D.

Accession Number

10.173

Medium or Technique

Gold, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Rings