• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2375

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 313

    TWO MESOPOTAMIAN GOLD HAIR RINGS

    EARLY DYNASTIC, CIRCA MID 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    TWO MESOPOTAMIAN GOLD HAIR RINGS
    EARLY DYNASTIC, CIRCA MID 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Each composed of a hollow sheet, rounded on the exterior and folded in on the sides, tapering to the ends, spiral coiled 1½ times, incised and punched on the exterior with rows of dotted circles divided by incised lines; now mounted as earrings with modern gold earwires
    Larger: 15/16 in. (2.4 cm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    Private Collection, New York, acquired in the 1980s.