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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 119

    A LARGE PHOENICIAN GLASS 'EYE' BEAD

    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE PHOENICIAN GLASS 'EYE' BEAD
    CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The cylindrical bead with turquoise ground, two rows of protruding yellow and white dots at top and lower edges, a band of five protruding blue ringed 'eyes' around the centre
    1 1/8 in. (3 cm.) high


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    Cf. S. Moscati (ed.), The Phoenicians, Milan, 1988, p. 489, for similar.

    See illustration on page 44.

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    Provenance

    Acquired on the French art market in the early 1980s.