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AN ETRUSCAN GOLD HAIR-RING, CIRCA 700-600 B.C.

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Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF JAN MITCHELL

AN ETRUSCAN GOLD HAIR-RING, CIRCA 700-600 B.C.

AN ETRUSCAN GOLD HAIR-RING, CIRCA 700-600 B.C.

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Lot sold:

2,250

GBP

Property from the Estate of Jan Mitchell

AN ETRUSCAN GOLD HAIR-RING, CIRCA 700-600 B.C.


of spiral tubular form, the remaining terminal in the form of a stylized lion’s head with beaded filigree detail and ornament on the neck, a similarly decorated collar on the opposite side, part of the hoop ornamented with very fine filigree wire(?) braiding. 

Diameter 2.8 cm.

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Jan Mitchell (1913-2009), New York, probably acquired in the 1960s or earlier

by descent to the present owner

A very similar example in the British Museum, inv. no. 1872.0604.703. For another close example, this one in Hamburg, compare H. Hoffman and V. von Claer, Antiker Gold- und Silberschmuck, 1968, no. 104.