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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 213

    A COLLECTION OF CANAANITE GOLD JEWELRY ELEMENTS

    CIRCA MID 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    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.

    Provenance

    Elements: with Momjian, Jerusalem, late 1960s.
    Bracelet: Azeez Khayat, New York.
    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 November 1989, lot 438.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOTT ELSON