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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 88

    AN ACHAEMENID SILVER CUP

    CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    AN ACHAEMENID SILVER CUP
    CIRCA 6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Hemispherical in form, hammered from a single sheet and decorated with four horizontal registers of animal appliqués, each appliqué formed over a matrix and placed into a conforming space carved onto the exterior, the top register below the rim with leaping ibexes, the other three registers with running hares, the base with a twenty-two petalled rosette appliqué
    4 in. (10.2 cm.) diameter


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    For a similar silver hemispherical cup decorated with four registers of appliqués in gold, see no. 17 in Arnold, et al., Ancient Art from the Shumei Family Collection.

    Provenance

    American Private Collection, 1981.


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    This lot may not be exported out of the United States without first receiving an export license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control.