• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 255

    A SYRO-HITTITE TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A BULL AND RIDER

    CIRCA 1950-1750 B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A SYRO-HITTITE TERRACOTTA FIGURE OF A BULL AND RIDER
    CIRCA 1950-1750 B.C.
    The rider clasping the bull's horns, wearing conical headdress, with applied circular eyes, 4 5/8 in. (11.8 cm.) high; a Syro-Hittite terracotta figure of a bull, with applied eyes, tail and genitalia, 3½ in. (9 cm.) high; and a Hittite red burnished pottery jug with beak spout, 7¼ in. (18 cm.) high, both circa 1950-1750 B.C. (3)


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    See also lots 153, 154, 166, 252, 302, 306, 336, 346 and 364.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of the German archaeologist and architect Udo Schwalm (1905-1994), formed between the 1930s and the 1970s.


    Exhibited

    Treasures of Lost Times, Mikkel Museum, Tallinn, Estonia, 2 February - 31 December 2009.