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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 84

    A NEO-HITTITE BASALT RELIEF

    CIRCA 850-700 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A NEO-HITTITE BASALT RELIEF
    CIRCA 850-700 B.C.
    Sculpted in raised relief, preserving the figure of a hunter in profile to the right, wearing a short kilt, pointed shoes and a conical cap with a knob finial, with a full beard and long hair, holding his bow out before him in his left hand, a wounded lion at his feet
    10½ in. (26.6 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 29 November 1989, lot 37.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON