London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN BONE 'EROS' HAIR PIN
CIRCA 1ST-5TH CENTURY A.D.
With figure of Eros squatting on a segmented die, repaired, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high; another, surmounted by a female bust, repaired; another, surmounted by a sheet silver pine cone; two others with cone finials; one with stylized pomegranate finial; another with twin crosses; and a bronze pin, all circa 1st-5th Century A.D., 5¾ in. (14.7 cm.) max. (8)
Formerly in the Maurice Nahman collection (1868-1948).
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