9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 21,250
Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500
A COLLECTION OF CANAANITE GOLD JEWELRY ELEMENTS
CIRCA MID 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Including a crescentic pendant with a ribbed suspension tube, the crescent with crosshatched details, four biconical beads, and eighteen spherical beads, some ribbed, strung together as a necklace with Egyptian or Egyptianizing carnelian and jasper cornflower pendants and carnelian beads of various form; and a pair of earrings, each an open hoop of four twisted wires supporting a drop-shaped pendant; together with a Roman gold snake bracelet, circa 1st-2nd century A.D.
Necklace: 21 in. (53.3 cm.) long (4)
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The bracelet not illustrated.
Elements: with Momjian, Jerusalem, late 1960s.
Bracelet: Azeez Khayat, New York.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 November 1989, lot 438.
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