Western Asiatic Rock Crystal Animal Amulet

Western Asiatic Rock Crystal Animal Amulet
Circa 2nd-1st Millenium BC

A small Near-Easter Western Asiatic amuletic bead in the shape of a seated animal, pierced for suspension. The amulet is carved from rock crystal. In many Near Eastern cultures jewellery was worn by the living but also buried together with the deceased.

Length: 1.4cm height, 1.8cm length

Provenance: Ex S.M. Collection, London, Mayfair, acquired 1970s-90s.

Lot details
Western Asiatic
Rock Crystal
Animal Amulet
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 2nd-1st Millenium BC
Good Condition, See Photo
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