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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 8

    FIVE ELAMITE BRONZE MACE HEADS

    LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    FIVE ELAMITE BRONZE MACE HEADS
    LATE 3RD-EARLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
    Comprising one with herringbone pattern between triple vertical bands, 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high; another similar, 9½ in. (24 cm.) high; one with three vertical rows of raised bosses between double wavy vertical bands, 7 in. (17.8 cm.) high; another with double bands of vertical raised bosses between incised wavy bands, 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high; another with multiple alternate rows of raised bosses, 6¼ in. (16 cm.) high, all mounted; a sheet bronze crescent-shaped plaque, decorated with stylized quadrupeds in relief, pierced along the lower edge, 1st millennium B.C., 15¼ in. (38.7 cm.) long; and a group of Luristan and Bactrian bronze pins, including two with heads in the form of clenched fists, and six with compartmented heads in the form of rosettes, early 1st millennium B.C., 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high max.(a lot)


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    Provenance

    Property from a Princely collection, acquired in the 1960s.