11 December 2003
THE PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARSHALL C. FINKELMAN
NINE ROMAN FAIENCE AMULETS
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Including three in the form of male genitalia, two in the form of grape clusters, two in the form of fisted hands, and two seed-shaped pendants, together with two ribbed globular beads; all now suspended on a modern gold necklace of wire links with granulated gold spheres
¾ in. (1.9 cm.) long (each); necklace 19 3/8 in. (49.2 cm.) long
American Private Collection.
Acquired by the current owner in the 1980s.
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