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LOT 0242

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 880 - 1,100
USD ($) 1,040 - 1,300

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£720 (EUR 793; USD 934) (+bp*)

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Western Asiatic Bead with Bulls and Serpents

3rd millennium BC

A black glass(?) hollow bead with columnar body flanked by two advancing bulls to the base, horns supporting a wreath of two entwined snakes forming the upper edge. 15.2 grams, 33mm (1 1/4"). Fine condition.

Provenance
From a central London gallery; previously in a private collection; accompanied by expertise notes and old photograph by Professor William Lambert.