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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 74

    A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA IDOL

    CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA IDOL
    CIRCA LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Hand-modelled with a long cylindrical body splayed at the base, the hands at the chest, wearing three applied patterned necklaces, with a pinched nose, pellet eyes, and applied patterned hair
    6¾ in. (17.1 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    with Antiquarium, New York, 1990.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF AMBASSADOR EDWARD ELLIOT ELSON