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LOT 0572

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,000 - 3,000
EUR (€) 2,370 - 3,550
USD ($) 2,550 - 3,830

NEAR EASTERN SYRO-HITTITE GOLD BRACELET WITH ADDORSED DUCKS
12TH-7TH CENTURY BC
3 1/4" (31 grams, 80mm).

A two-part annular bracelet comprising a sheet-gold tube over a core; on the longer, female section, the open rim strengthened and decorated with a guilloche in filigree gold wire; on the male section, above the two joining pegs, an addorsed pair of waterfowl with voided eyes and apertures to the rear.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a lady, acquired by the owner's grandfather, Judge Hasan Tahsin-Sinan Berki, circa 1920; thence by descent.

CONDITION