• Ancient Jewelry  auction at Christies

    Sale 2233

    Ancient Jewelry

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 377

    A NEO-ASSYRIAN CARNELIAN HEAD OF PAZUZU

    CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A NEO-ASSYRIAN CARNELIAN HEAD OF PAZUZU
    CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
    The demon grimacing, revealing his teeth and tongue, with leonine features including a thick beard and mustache crosshatched along the jaw line, and a feline whiskered snout, the ridged brows protruding above the bulging eyes, with human ears and a bald pate, the tapering ribbed horns slung back over the forehead, perforated vertically
    7/8 in. (2.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    with Elie Borowski, 1988.