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LOT 0127

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GBP (£) 4,000 - 6,000
EUR (€) 4,410 - 6,610
USD ($) 5,190 - 7,780

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£3,600 (EUR 3,965; USD 4,670) (+bp*)

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Graeco-Roman Gold Earring Pair with Nubian Heads

1st-2nd century AD

A matched pair of gold earrings, each a twisted wire hoop and hook finial, square panel and carved garnet African male head with short hair. 11.44 grams total, 32mm each (1 1/4"). Very fine condition. [2]

Provenance
Property of a private New York collection; previously with Bonhams, London, 1 May 2013, lot 223 [£8,000-£10,000]; formerly in the collection of Mr Nasli. M. Heeramaneck, New York, USA, since the 1960s; accompanied by copies of the relevant Bonhams catalogue pages, and an independent specialist report and valuation by graduate gemmologist and jewellery expert Anna Rogers, GIA GG, BA, Gem-A, ref. no.167704/7/10/2020; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10141-167707.