4 June 2015
This lot is offered without a reserve
A WESTERN ASIATIC ALABASTER RAM PROTOME
CIRCA MID 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
The head naturalistically rendered, with large ridged underslung horns, convex, almond-shaped, heavy-lidded eyes and a tapering snout, with a perforated long rectangular shaft for attachment
5 5/16 in. (13.5 cm.) long
with Elias S. David (1891-1969), New York; thence by descent.
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