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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 15

    A GROUP OF NEAR EASTERN BRONZES

    MAINLY 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. AND LATER

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF NEAR EASTERN BRONZES
    MAINLY 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. AND LATER
    Including a Luristan whetstone socket in the form of the forepart of an ibex, with forelegs tucked beneath the body and arched horns, a ram head protome emerging from its chest and an animal with long tail on its back, 4 in. (10 cm.) long; a Luristan bronze rattle-bell with linked chain, of openwork form with round pellet remaining, rattle 4 in. (10 cm.) long; a Luristan heavy cast bronze hinged bracelet, the top section decorated with raised stylized masks and humanoid faces with long noses, 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diam.; a torque or ring, the penannular ribbed hoop with feline and canine head terminals, 5½ in. (14 cm.); and a footed kohl jar, supported by three rampant ibex, three protomes in the form of recumbent ibex, and an associated pin with terminal in the form of two recumbent ibex with twisted horns, jar 3½ in. (9 cm.) high (9)


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    Provenance

    Property from a Princely collection, acquired in the 1960s.

    Item one: Sotheby's London, 17 July 1985, lot 121.