Egypt; 1st century BC- 1st century AD
Two with floral motifs, a white square plaque with red webs and yellow, blue, and black â€˜eyesâ€™. Another with linear and arch design. Lastly, a circular example, which may actually be a game piece. Choice group.
greatest length: 1 1/4" (3.2 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.