• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 110

    A BYZANTINE BONE DOLL

    CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BYZANTINE BONE DOLL
    CIRCA 6TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
    Wearing belted tunic, pierced at shoulders for arm attachments, with remains of red painted details in incised decoration; and another upper body fragment, similar, circa 6th-7th Century A.D.
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) and 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high respectively (2)


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    Provenance

    Sold at auctions in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France, 3 March 1985, lot 54 (item one) and Avignon, France, 12 May 1985, lot 101 (item two).