8 June 2001
A GREEK BRONZE BIRD PENDANT
Geometric Period, Circa Late 8th Century B.C.
With a rounded body, a long arching neck, a tubular bill, a fan tail, and comparatively small legs and feet, a suspension loop emerging from the center of its back
3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm) long
Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Basel, 1983
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For a similar example see no. 11, p. 12 in. Comstock and Vermeule, Greek, Etruscan & Roman Bronzes in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Fewer than 30 of these horseshoe-back armchairs are known to exist. This one comes to auction on 13 September in New York
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