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Lot 0018
Egypt; c. 3rd- 1st century BC
One of the finest examples we have seen. Black and white glass with red and yellow ‘eyes’ and tip.


1 9/16” (4 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.


Slight loss to yellow part of one ‘eye. Otherwise, very good.

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