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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 305

    A MINOAN CARNELIAN AMYGDALLOID

    MIDDLE MINOAN III-LATE MINOAN I, 1600-1450 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A MINOAN CARNELIAN AMYGDALLOID
    Middle Minoan III-Late Minoan I, 1600-1450 B.C.
    Engraved in the "talismanic" style with a quadruped in profile to the right, the eye and flank musculature cut with a tubular drill, standing before a crosshatched architectural element, columnar in form, on a plinth, with a rectangular capital, crosshatched motifs at either end
    13/16 in. (2 cm.) long


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    For Minoan gems in the "talismanic" style see pls. 63-84 in Boardman, Greek Gems and Finger Rings.

    Provenance

    European Private Collection, acquired in the late 19th-early 20th century.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN