• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 113

    TWO PARTHIAN BONE DOLLS

    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    TWO PARTHIAN BONE DOLLS
    CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
    Of hollow form, with separately made arms, one with facial details and hair in black, 13.5 cm. high max.; a Parthian terracotta figure holding a circular bronze mirror, 17 cm. high; two Mesopotamian terracotta female figures, circa 1st Millennium B.C., 12 cm. high max., mounted; and two miniature bronze figures, 4 cm. high max., mounted (7)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.