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Archaeological-Revival Gold and Carnelian Scarab Necklace, Circa 1860
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
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182
Archaeological-Revival Gold and Carnelian Scarab Necklace, Circa 1860
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 47,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Archaeological-Revival Gold and Carnelian Scarab Necklace, Circa 1860
Suspending 21 carved carnelian scarabs, the reverses of each are engraved in the a globolo style featuring figures and scenes from ancient Greek and Etruscan mythology, each scarab framed within wire and beadwork surrounds, spaced by twisted wire rondelles, completed by a carved carnelian intaglio clasp and supported on a gold loop-on-loop chain, length 15 inches.
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Catalogue Note

For an example of this style of necklace by the famed 19th Century Italian jeweler Castellani, see Castellani and Italian Archaeological Jewelry from the Museo Nationale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, Rome, page 106, fig. 4-2.

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