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    Sale 12239

    Antiquities

    6 July 2016, London, King Street

  • Lot 120

    A BACTRIAN CALCITE MALE HEAD

    CIRCA 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A BACTRIAN CALCITE MALE HEAD
    CIRCA 3RD MILLENNIUM B.C.
    With small projecting ears, large almond-shaped eyes set beneath arching brows, a slightly-hooked nose, short, straight mouth and a rounded chin, his neck rolls indicated, the upper torso gradually sloping and rounded on the underside for insertion into recess of a separately-made chlorite body
    1 1/8 in. (2.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974) collection; and thence by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLONEL NORMAN COLVILLE, M.C. (1893-1974) COLLECTION
    LOTS 121-130