6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,500
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A PHOENICIAN GOLD AND CARNELIAN SCARAB FINGER RING
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The hoop a wide ribbon, slightly carinated on the exterior, terminating at each end in a convex disk, the plain scarab attached by a wire threaded through its central perforation and the corresponding perforations in the disks, the wire then coiled around the shoulders
7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) wide; ring size 9
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Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 11 December 2003, lot 318.
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