4 June 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 23,750
Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
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.
American Private Collection, 1981.
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