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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 238

    A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GOLD BRACELET

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN GOLD BRACELET
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.
    Formed from a hoop of stout wire, round in section, with die-stamped terminals in the form of draped busts of goddesses, perhaps Isis and Nephthys, their faces framed by long hair, the folds of their drapery detailed, with a hook-and-loop closure projecting from the tops of their heads
    2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) wide


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    For a finger ring in similar style with busts of Isis and Serapis see no. 193 in Walker and Bierbrier, Ancient Faces, Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt.

    Provenance

    H. Mansour Collection, England, early 1980s.