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    Sale 7659

    Antiquities

    13 October 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 166

    A PARTHIAN IVORY HEAD

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A PARTHIAN IVORY HEAD
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The flat-topped head with wedge-shaped nose, incised eyes and brows, dotted pupils, a double row of incised dots around the forehead, small pierced protruding pierced ears, drilled on underside of neck for attachment; and two limestone fish amulets, pierced longitudinally for attachment, scales, tail and eyes lightly indicated, possibly Sassanian
    2¾ in. (7 cm.) high and 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long max. respectively (3)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner in the late 1980s/early 1990s.


    Pre-Lot Text

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