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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 304

    A PHOENICIAN GREEN JASPER SCARAB

    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PHOENICIAN GREEN JASPER SCARAB
    CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
    The beetle summarily detailed, the underside engraved with a sphinx in profile to the left, her wing upraised, enclosed within a hatched border
    11/16 in. (1.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

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


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN GENTLEMAN