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Coptic Egyptian Cross Amulet

Lot 0007
Egypt; Coptic Period, c. 4th- 6th century AD
Nice glossy bone or ivory cross with rich patina. Central bezel perhaps once holding stone or other embedment.

Dimensions

1 1/8” (2.9 cm)


Provenance: The John J. Slocum Collection

Mr. Slocum (1914-1997) collected most of his antiquities while serving as US cultural attache to Egypt in the 1960s. Later, he served as Assistant to the Director of The Smithsonian, was appointed by President Reagan to the Presidential Cultural Property Advisory Committee, and was a Trustee Emeritus of the Archaeological Institute of America. He was a well-respected scholar/collector, whose medieval crusader coins were sold in a single-owner sale at Sotheby’s, London in 1997.
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Condition

Very nice.

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Coptic Egyptian Cross Amulet

Estimate $150 - $450Oct 15, 2017
Providence, RI, USA