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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 58

    A MESOPOTAMIAN BLACK STONE SHEEP

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

    Price Realised  

    A MESOPOTAMIAN BLACK STONE SHEEP
    CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Reclining with its legs folded under, the short tail curving to the left, the eyes inlaid in white limestone, ridged brows above, the ears flopping forward, ornamented throughout with circular inlays, some preserved in pink limestone, a rectangular mortice in the center of the back with a perforation on either side
    3 13/16 in. (9.6 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    European Private Collection, 1973.