• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 333

    TWO GREEK "ISLAND GEMS"

    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 7TH-EARLY 6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    TWO GREEK "ISLAND GEMS"
    ARCHAIC PERIOD, CIRCA LATE 7TH-EARLY 6TH CENTURY B.C.
    Including a green steatite lentoid engraved with a running stag, a saw pattern in the field; and a brown steatite conoid engraved with an oinochoe, the lower portion of the body ribbed, a saw pattern in the field
    First: 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) wide (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired prior to 1972.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A SWISS PRIVATE COLLECTION