26 - 27 October 2004
A HIPPOPOTOMUS-TOOTH IVORY FIGURE OF A RECUMBENT LION
FIRST HALF OF 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
With forepaws outstretched, on integral base, with hood-like mane, drilled ears, nostrils and mouth corners, striations on lower rump, drilled pupils with remains of black inlay
3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm.) long
Dr Jacob Hirsch collection: sold A. Hess and W. H. Schab, Bedeutende Kuntswerke aus dem Nachlass Dr. Jacob Hirsch, Lucerne, 7 December 1957, no. 147. Old collection label underneath base.
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