• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    A PAIR OF ACHAEMENID GOLD LION-GRIFFIN ATTACHMENTS

    5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PAIR OF ACHAEMENID GOLD LION-GRIFFIN ATTACHMENTS
    5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Each plaque in the form of the forepart of a horned lion-griffin, the horn and face with recesses for inlay, part lapis lazuli and cornelian elements remaining, twin attachment loops on rear edge
    Both 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the late 1970s.