13 October 2008
AN AMLASH BRONZE EYE IDOL OR 'MIRROR'
6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
The flat disc-shaped body with rectangular neck projection, lobed at the top, decorated with rows of raised dots and with three triangular-shaped pierced holes; and an Anatolian marble idol, the circular body with short arms and disc-shaped head, probably circa 2700-2100 B.C.
6½ in. (16.5 cm.) and 4 in. (10 cm.) high respectively (2)
Acquired on the European art market, 1987 (item one); and on the London art market in the late 1980s (item two).
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Item one: for a close example and a discussion on the type, cf. P. R. S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1971, pp. 237-238, pls 67-69, nos 445-452.
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