18 October 2005
A GROUP OF MAINLY NEAR EASTERN ANTIQUITIES
3RD MILLENNIUM B.C. AND LATER
Comprising a South Arabian/Nabatean bronze figure of a camel, wearing ridged collar with incised details of saddle-cloth, remains of tangs beneath feet for attachment, 3¾ in. (9.4 cm.) high; a bronze penannular ridged bracelet with crescentic terminals, 3¼ in. (8.2 cm.) diam.; a silver coiled tubular hair ring, late 1st millennium B.C., 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) diam.; a bronze figure of a bull with large ears and horns, 1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) long; a sheet gold recumbent bull applique, 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long; an alabaster vulture with wings folded back, 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) high; a bone bird stamp seal, 5/8 in. (1.5 cm.) high; and another in stone, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) high; and an Egyptian Predynastic white stone stylized bull or ram's head pendant, with curved horns and drilled eyes, 1 1/8 in. (2.9 cm.) long (9)
Item five: acquired from Jack Ogden, London, 1982.
Item seven: acquired Geneva, 1980.
Item nine: sold Sotheby's London, 15 July 1980, lot 368.
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