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    Sale 1914

    Ancient Jewelry

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 417

    A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN GOLD SNAKE BRACELET
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The solid strap coiled into a spiral, one end terminating in the turned-back snake head, naturalistically-modelled and finely-contoured, the eyes inlaid in silver, the scales rendered by hatching on the front, the rest of the hoop plain, the other end terminating in the undulating tail, coiled over itself and tapering to a point
    3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) diameter


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    Provenance

    French Private Collection, 1985.