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A SCYTHIAN GOLD BOAR BRACTEATE
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A SCYTHIAN GOLD BOAR BRACTEATE

CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.

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A SCYTHIAN GOLD BOAR BRACTEATE
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
Of hammered sheet gold, the boar facing left, with legs bent under, its tail curled over his haunch, thick ribbed bristles running down its back and hindquarters, ridged ruff under its chin and belly, its fur indicated with cross-hatching, long tusk protruding from its lower jaw, small bulbous eye and neat narrow ears held back against its body, the reverse with three attachment loops
2 in. (5.2 cm.) long
Provenance
Ishiguro collection, Japan.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, New York, 13 June 2000, lot 413.
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