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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 74

    AN ASSYRIAN BRONZE BASIN

    CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.

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    AN ASSYRIAN BRONZE BASIN
    CIRCA 9TH-8TH CENTURY B.C.
    The broad vessel with concave sides flaring to the wide rounded base, ornamented in repoussé with four winged lions parading to the left, each with its wing outstretched, the feathers arranged in three rows, fanning out toward its upper end, their manes a series of interlocking scrolling lozenge, their mouths open revealing fangs and two rows of teeth, their tails raised and curling over their backs, perforated four times on either side for attachment of handle-plates
    9 in. (22.9 cm.) high; 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm.) rim diameter


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    Provenance

    Collection Georges Halphen, Paris (collected 1950s-1980s); François de Ricqlès, Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 8 December 1995, lot 123.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION