9 December 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 1,875
Estimate USD 2,200 - USD 2,800
AN ANCIENT GLASS BEAD NECKLACE AND FOUR ANCIENT GLASS BRACELETS
CIRCA 1ST-10TH CENTURY A.D.
The necklace composed of Roman and Islamic beads, some with applied trailing, one with blue and white eyes on a yellow ground, strung together with carnelian and faience beads and a large spherical brown chalcedony bead; one bracelet Roman, composed of spiral twisted polychrome bands; and three early Islamic bracelets, two blue and one green, each with bands of orange, yellow and green, with a spiral twisted band on the outer edge
Necklace: 26 in. (66 cm.) long (5)
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Acquired by the current owner in the late 1960s.
THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOTT ELSON