• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 330

    A CYPRO-MINOAN HAEMATITE CONOID

    LB II-III, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A CYPRO-MINOAN HAEMATITE CONOID
    LB II-III, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.
    Engraved with three pairs of bulls around a central reclining bull with its head turned back, one pair both standing facing each other, their heads lowered, a linear pattern below their heads, one pair both reclining, one with its head turned back, and one pair both reclining with their heads turned back
    ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide


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    For Cypro-Minoan conoids see fig. 14a-c in Reyes, The Stamp-Seals of Ancient Cyprus.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION