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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 24

    A LARGE WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE BOWL

    CIRCA 8TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A LARGE WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE BOWL
    CIRCA 8TH-6TH CENTURY B.C.
    The interior with relief frieze showing two hunters, each wearing knobbed helmets, crouching on one knee before a lion and human-headed winged lion, a second lion attacked from either side by bulls, floral plants within the field, the central tondo with concentric rosette motifs with guilloche band above
    13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) diam.


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    Provenance

    Formerly in a European collection, acquired circa 1980.