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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 145

    A LURISTAN BRONZE FINIAL AND MOUNT

    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A LURISTAN BRONZE FINIAL AND MOUNT
    EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    In the form of confronting rampant felines, with bell-shape mount and central knobbed pin, 12½ in. (32 cm.) high; a bronze tapered cylindrical mount with two ibex head protomes emerging from the long neck, 7 in. (18 cm.) high; a bronze horse-bit with rectangular-shaped openwork cheekpieces, 7½ in. (19 cm.) long; a bronze penannular bracelet with serpent head terminals, 2¾ in. (7 cm.) wide max.; a bronze Hasanlu penannular bracelet decorated with bosses, 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) wide max., all early 1st millennium B.C.; a group of Near Eastern bronze daggers comprising three with recessed pommels for inlay (now missing) and two with blades with pronounced midribs, 20 in. (51 cm.) long max.; a Luristan bronze axe-head with flaring blade and four short butt-spikes, 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long, all late 2nd/early 1st millennium B.C.; and an Elamite bronze axe-head with protruding beak-like protome at back of shaft and curving blade, late 3rd/early 2nd millennium B.C., 10½ in. (26.6 cm.) long (12)


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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A GERMAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
    Lots 1-8, 45-52, 128, 139 and 145-146