• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5952

    Antiquities

    27 October 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 126

    A PAIR OF CYPRIOT GOLD BULL'S HEAD EARRINGS

    LATE BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.

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    A PAIR OF CYPRIOT GOLD BULL'S HEAD EARRINGS
    LATE BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 1450-1200 B.C.
    Each with hollow stylised bull's head pendant, the gold wire loop emerging from twin collared apertures at the top of the head representing the horns, a cross within a circle on the forehead, with chased details repeated on the reverse
    Heads ¾ in. (1.8 cm.) long max. (2)


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    PUBLISHED:
    D. Morris, The Art of Ancient Cyprus, Oxford, 1985, p. 203, pl. 233a.

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    Provenance

    Collection of Dr Desmond Morris: sold Christie's London, The Art of Ancient Cyprus, 6 November 2001, lot 81.