• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 312

    A MINOAN AGATE AMYGDALOID

    MM III-LM I, CIRCA 1700-1450 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A MINOAN AGATE AMYGDALOID
    MM III-LM I, CIRCA 1700-1450 B.C.
    Engraved in the 'talismanic' style with a sailing ship upon zigzag waves
    ¾ in. (1.9 cm.) wide


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    For the motif compare no. 230 in Krzyszkowska, Aegean Seals, An Introduction.

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    J.H. Betts, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel, X, Die schweizer Sammlungen, Berlin, 1980, no. 290.