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A Group of 6 Ancient Mosaic Glass Eye Beads

Lot 0255
Mediterranean Basin; 4th- 1st century BC
Unusual and rare examples, some with flamboyant ˜prunts", others with complex eyes.

Dimensions

Largest width :
.75" (2cm).


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

Overall very good with a couple of very minor defects.

Starting Bid

$200.00

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A Group of 6 Ancient Mosaic Glass Eye Beads

Auction ended on Sun, Oct 15, 2017
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Estimate $400 - $1,200
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