• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 105

    AN ACHAEMENID GOLD AND CLOISONNÉ BUTTON

    CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN ACHAEMENID GOLD AND CLOISONNÉ BUTTON
    CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    The domed disc with zigzag border surrounding seven roundels each with the bust of the god Ahura Mazda, turquoise, lapis lazuli and cornelian inlays remaining, attachment loop at the back
    ¾ in. (2 cm.) diam.


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    Cf. P. Harder et al. (ed.), Exhibition catalogue, The Royal City of Susa, Ancient Near Eastern Treasures in the Louvre, New York, 1992, p. 251, no. 179 for an almost identical pair of buttons.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in an English private collection, 1978.