East Mediterranean; c. 2nd century BC- 2nd century AD
Two gold and garnet earring elements, a gold bust of a goddess, a gold Hathor head amulet, a gold ankh sign, a green glass bead on gold ring , and a facetted gold bead.
Largest; 5/8” (1.5cm)
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.