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Western Asiatic Crane Amulet

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Lot 1873
2nd millennium BC. A calcite amulet of a crane, wings folded back against the body; beak resting on chest with engraved details to the eyes and feathers; pierced through the body for suspension. Exhibited: Musée d'Art et d'Histoire Genève Exhibition, 30 March-20 September 2000: Animaux d'Art et d'Histoire - Bestiaire de Collections Genevoises (Animals of Art and of History, Bestiary of Genevan Collections). 8.39 grams, 36mm (1 1/2"). From an important London collection of animal amulets formed in the 1970s; some published and all previously exhibited.

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Fine condition.

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Western Asiatic Crane Amulet

Estimate £300 - £400May 25, 2018
23-24 Berkeley Square
London, W1J 6HE
United Kingdom
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