3 June 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 18,750
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
A WESTERN ASIATIC ROCK CRYSTAL ZEBU BULL
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The stylized figure recumbent, its legs folded under, with a rippled dewlap and projection between the shoulder blades, its frontal head capped in gold, the pointed horns encircled by granulation, circles of granulation for the eyes, a slit for the mouth, bordered in twisted wire, 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
1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long
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Acquired by the current owner circa 1980.
THE PROPERTY OF A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTOR