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Lot 78

A restrung Western Asiatic necklace composed of agate and carnelian beads with two...

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Lot 78

A restrung Western Asiatic necklace composed of agate and carnelian beads with two...

Price Realised: £5,720

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 78


A restrung Western Asiatic necklace composed of agate and carnelian beads with two blue-green cylindrical beads pendant in an openwork gold pendant setting, with gold spacer beads including multiple filigree disc beads, a filigree spherical bead and others with a larger single openwork squat spherical bead., late 2nd Millennium B.C. and later with some modern gold additions; A western Asiatic or Mesopotamian hollow sheet gold double bull amulet, with two opposing recumbent bulls, the outline of their legs visible, around a bitumen, possibly a seal, circa 1st Millennium B.C., 3.2cm. long; A Sumerian calcite bull man amulet with human face and animal ears and horns, deeply recessed eyes, with two further recesses above the eyebrows, circa 2500 B.C.; Two Western Asiatic gold hoop earrings with slightly swollen hoops and slender terminals, circa mid 1st Millennium B.C. (2); An Early Dynastic limestone cylinder seal, carved with crossed lions and a hero, circa 2500-2200 B.C.; a button-shaped black stone seal, the face engraved with a cross, each quadrant filled with symbols and seven other carved cylinder seals, some worn and not ancient and two bronze coins; and A Western Asiatic lapis lazuli and gold restrung necklace with lozenge-shaped and oval beads of various sizes with gold spacer beads, hanging pendant below are a gold and garnet bead, a thin oval bead formed of conjoined sheet gold and a v-shaped earring with wire bindings, granulation and a hinged catch with lapis lazuli beads and a pendant garnet, circa late 2nd 1st Millennium B.C. and later (24)






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