5 December 2012,
Price realised USD 3,000
USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
FIVE EGYPTIAN MOSAIC GLASS LOTUS FLOWER INLAYS
PTOLEMAIC TO ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
One on a blue matrix, two on a red matrix, and two bars each with a lotus flower frieze on a red matrix
Longest: 13/16 in. (2.1 cm.) long (5)
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The Groppi Collection, Switzerland, acquired in the 1920s-1940s.
The "Per-Neb" Collection, Part II; Christie's, London, 7 July 1993, lots 158-159 (part).
PROPERTY FROM A MIDWESTERN PRIVATE COLLECTION
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