6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 3,000
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
TWO EGYPTIAN FAIENCE FINGER RINGS
NEW KINGDOM, DYNASTY XVIII, 1550-1307 B.C.
One turquoise in color, molded with a stylized palmette on the oval bezel; and one dark blue in color, molded with the cartouche of the Pharaoh Tutankhamun (1333-1323 B.C.) on the oval bezel
Bezels: 13/16 (2.1 cm.) long; and 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long (2)
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Rockford College Art Collection, Illinois, gifted 1978; Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, Chicago, 10 September 2006, lot 336.
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