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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 53

    A PARTHIAN BRONZE MIRROR

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A PARTHIAN BRONZE MIRROR
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The circular disk affixed to the handle by an arched support embellished with spirals and two griffin protomai, a hooked horse hoof projecting behind, the fluted handle bordered on each end with raised moldings, terminating in the forepart of a panther, with erect ears, open mouth and lolling tongue, the forelegs extended
    18¼ in. (46.4 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