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    Sale 2057

    Ancient Jewelry

    9 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 237

    AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE CROCODILE AMULET

    LATE PERIOD TO ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE CROCODILE AMULET
    LATE PERIOD TO ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Naturalistically depicted, the long triangular head with raised bulging eyes, the back and tail with the scales rendered by hatching, perforated horizontally; mounted as a swivel ring in a modern gold setting
    1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long; ring size 7¾


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    Provenance

    with Ariadne, New York, 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION