• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 103

    A LURISTAN BRONZE WHETSTONE

    CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A LURISTAN BRONZE WHETSTONE
    CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.
    The honing stone pierced at the tip, the socket in the form of the head and foreparts of an ibex, 23 cm. long; another bronze shafted implement, 16.7 cm. long; four Luristan bronze rattles, three of typical form with openwork cages, one surmounted by a bull's head and one composed of a cylindrical openwork compartment with vertical handle surmounted by an openwork bird (6)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.