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LOT 0049

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GBP (£) 1,000 - 1,400
EUR (€) 1,130 - 1,580
USD ($) 1,230 - 1,730

Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £720 (+bp*)

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Bid History: 1   |   Current bid: £720
HELLENISTIC GOLD AMPHORA PENDANT INLAID WITH GEMSTONES
2ND-1ST CENTURY B.C.
1 1/4 in. (1 7/8 in.) (6.96 grams, 33 mm (16 grams total, 49 mm including stand)).

A gold amphora-shaped pendant composed of strip-twist volute handles, spool-shaped neck, piriform body and plinth style foot, body decorated with deep geometric cells inlaid with vibrant lapis lazuli, turquoise and possibly glass paste; suspension loop over mouth; accompanied by a custom-made display stand.

PROVENANCE:
with Sotheby's, New York, 12 June 2001, lot 230 (US$10,000-$15,000).
Property of a London gentleman.

Accompanied by copies of the relevant Sotheby's catalogue pages.

CONDITION