11 December 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,625
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
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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Molly Morse Limmer
Acquired prior to 1972.
PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION
J.H. Betts, Corpus der Minoischen und Mykenischen Siegel, X, Die schweizer Sammlungen, Berlin, 1980, no. 292 (first) and no. 291 (second).
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