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A Very Large Ancient Mosaic Glass Eye Bead

Lot 0250
Mediterranean; c. 1st century BC- 1st century AD
Massive example with inlays of red, black, blue, and white.


greatest width: 1 1/16" (2.7 cm)
greatest height: 3/4" (1.9 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.


Very good.

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A Very Large Ancient Mosaic Glass Eye Bead

Estimate $250 - $750Oct 15, 2017
Online Only Auction
Providence, RI 02860
United States
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