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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 162

    A PARTHIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A LEAPING GRIFFIN

    2ND CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PARTHIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A LEAPING GRIFFIN
    2ND CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    Solid cast, leaping upwards, large wings with incised feather details held back against its body, with crest-like mane and curved beak, with mount
    3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the late 1970s.