• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 114

    A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA OFFERING TABLE

    CIRCA 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A SYRIAN TERRACOTTA OFFERING TABLE
    CIRCA 2ND-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Of circular form, set on tripod curled feet, the raised rim incised with dashes, the shallow spout with button eyes on either side, a loop handle opposite, the underside with a representation of a coiled snake, 36.5 cm. diam.; a Babylonian terracotta model bed, with offering jars at the foot and rope decoration on the underside, 20 cm. long; a Syrian terracotta boat-shaped stylised seated figure, with moulded facial features, 13 cm. long; a Syrian terracotta horse with three riders, 16.5 cm. high; and two Syrian terracotta 'bird type' idols, 21.5 cm. high max., mounted (6)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.