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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 201

    A LATE CHALCOLITHIC GOLD AMULET

    ANATOLIAN OR BALKAN, CIRCA 5TH MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LATE CHALCOLITHIC GOLD AMULET
    ANATOLIAN OR BALKAN, CIRCA 5TH MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The circular body with a large central perforation, a trapezoidal flange at one end, also perforated
    11/16 in (1.7 cm.) long


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    For related examples and a discussion of the type, found throughout the Balkans, the Aegean and Anatolia, see no. 1.e, p. 30-31 in Rudolph, A Golden Legacy, Ancient Jewelry from the Burton Y. Berry Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum.

    Provenance

    Belgian Private Collection, 1980s.