• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 313

    THREE MINOAN SEALS

    MM III-LM I, CIRCA 1700-1450 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    THREE MINOAN SEALS
    MM III-LM I, CIRCA 1700-1450 B.C.
    All engraved with 'talismanic' devices, including: a green jasper amygdaloid with circles, semi-circles and lines in an irregular formation; a carnelian lentoid with a schematic double axe; and a carnelian amygdaloid with a schematic device
    First: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) wide (3)


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION


    Literature

    J.H. Betts, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel, X, Die schweizer Sammlungen, Berlin, 1980, no. 292 (first) and no. 291 (second).