London, South Kensington
7 October 2010
AN ETRUSCAN GOLD LION HEAD PENDANT
CIRCA 5TH CENTURY B.C.
The spiked mane, eyelines, tip of nose, tongue and teeth all decorated with fine granulation, the outer edge bordered by spiralled wire, with suspension loop
5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) high
The Leo Mildenberg Collection, sold Christie's, London, 26-27 October 2004, lot 106 (part lot).
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A. S. Walker (ed.), Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, part III, Mainz am Rhein, 1996, no. 167.
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