9 December 2008
PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN EGYPTIAN STEATITE CROCODILE AMULET
LATE PERIOD TO ROMAN PERIOD, CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Naturalistically depicted, the long triangular head with raised bulging eyes, the back and tail with the scales rendered by hatching, perforated horizontally; mounted as a swivel ring in a modern gold setting
1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long; ring size 7¾
with Ariadne, New York, 1980.
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