11 December 2009,
Price realised USD 6,250
USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A MINOAN/MYCENAEAN MOTTLED JASPER LENTOID
LM/LH II-III, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.
Variegated dark gray and orange-buff in color, engraved with a lion in a contorted position, the tail raised and hooked, a foliate motif above and below
9/16 in. (1.4 cm.) wide
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G. Max Bernheimer
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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. 302.
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