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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 51

    A PARTHIAN BRONZE INCENSE SHOVEL

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A PARTHIAN BRONZE INCENSE SHOVEL
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The rectangular bowl with a flanged rim, incised with dotted scrolling, supported by two legs, contoured at the front end, with two ducks on the rim, riveted with iron pins to the fluted shaft, tongues and an open work incised blossom at the join, terminating in the forepart of a panther, its forepaws extended, the back of its body forming two loops
    11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner circa 1980.


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    This lot may not be exported out of the United States without first receiving an export license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTOR