• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 311

    A ROMAN AMBER CARVING

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN AMBER CARVING
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    One side modelled in the form of a fish alongside a crustacean, the other side in the form of a leaf, one end drilled
    2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) long


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    Cf. Exhibition Catalogue, Millionen Jahre Geschichte Fundort Nordhein-Westfalen, Köln, 2000, p. 291 for similar amber carvings.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in a private New York collection
    Sold Christie's New York, June 2000, lot 420.