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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 49

    A WESTERN ASIATIC ROCK CRYSTAL FELINE

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A WESTERN ASIATIC ROCK CRYSTAL FELINE
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
    The stylized figure recumbent, its legs folded under, the forelegs projecting, its head turned to its left, the wide face with a horizontal slit mouth, short ears and bulging almond-shaped eyes, perforated from the neck through to above the tail, its flank encircled by a band of gold sheet, embellished with rosettes of plain bosses encircled by granulation, bordered by twisted wire, contoured and perforated as a suspension loop on the underside
    1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner circa 1980.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTOR