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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 320

    AN ANCIENT GLASS BEAD NECKLACE AND FOUR ANCIENT GLASS BRACELETS

    CIRCA 1ST-10TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    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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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner in the late 1960s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOTT ELSON