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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 32

    A BACTRIAN COPPER AND LAPIS LAZULI PIN

    CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A BACTRIAN COPPER AND LAPIS LAZULI PIN
    CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The tapering copper pin square in section, with an oval hoop threaded through toward the disk-shaped terminal, carved of lapis lazuli, one side with a seated winged figure, with long plaited tresses and a patterned skirt, the other side with a lion, its head turned back, its tail raised, hatching along the sides of the disk
    10½ in. (26.7 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Elie Borowski, 1988.