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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 103

    A SUMERIAN FRAGMENTARY STEATITE VESSEL

    EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2900 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A SUMERIAN FRAGMENTARY STEATITE VESSEL
    EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, CIRCA 2900 B.C.
    Carved in relief with a flying eagle with wings outstretched, a central tree, forepart of a horse, and head of an ibex, each holding a flower in its teeth, mounted
    6 in. (15.2 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Prof. Hans and Marie-Louise Erlenmeyer collection, formed between 1943 and the early 1960s: sold Sotheby's London, 12 June 1997, lot 129.