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Egyptian Glass Earplug

Lot 0008
Egypt; New Kingdom c. 1350- 1250 BC
In the form of a papyrus column, blue glass with light blue spiral trails, the rim with white edge.


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.


Large chip to rim and neck, otherwise good.

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Egyptian Glass Earplug

Estimate $200 - $600Oct 15, 2017
Providence, RI, USA