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Lot 0229
Near East; 1st millennium BC
A silver snake bracelet, the two heads with fierce expressions and finely incised scales. The second is a bronze example of more primitive execution.

Dimensions

greatest diameter: 3"(7.5 cm)


Provenance:
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.

Condition

Crack (stable) at midpoint of silver bracelet, else good.

Buyer's Premium

  • 25%

A Group of 2 Ancient Bracelets.

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