• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 314

    TWO MINOAN/MYCENAEAN LENTOIDS

    LM/LH II-III, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    TWO MINOAN/MYCENAEAN LENTOIDS
    LM/LH II-III, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.
    One of carnelian engraved with a running bull, its head turned back and facing frontal; and one of amethyst engraved with two running animals, perhaps bulls, antithetically disposed, one with its head turned back
    First: 9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) wide (2)


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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. 296 (first) and no. 295 (second).