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    Sale 13850

    Ancient Glass from the Shlomo Moussaieff Collection

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 280

    AN EARLY JEWISH AMBER GLASS PENDANT

    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

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    AN EARLY JEWISH AMBER GLASS PENDANT
    CIRCA 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    Stamped with a flaming seven-branched menorah on a tripod base, with a shofar (ram's horn) to the left, a lulav (palm branch) and etrog (citron) to the right, with a suspension loop above
    1 in. (2.5 cm.) long


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    See Bianchi, 2002, p. 309, nos LA-1 and LA-2 and D. Barag, 'Stamped Pendants' in Spaer, 2001, p. 181, no. 371 for the type. As Barag notes, "these Jewish symbols, particularly the menorah, express the messianic hopes for the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem, the resumption of the three annual pilgrimage festivals, and the resurrection of the dead" (op. cit., p. 174).

    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1997.