London, South Kensington
28 April 2004
PROPERTY FROM THE HEIDI VOLLMOELLER COLLECTION
Lots 208-209 and 368-398
A MESOPOTAMIAN RED SOAPSTONE AMULET OF A WILD BOAR
EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, 2900-2350 B.C.
Pierced horizontally, 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) long; a pale stone seal in the form of a recumbent bull cut with three animals on base, probably 3300-2900 B.C., 1 5/8 in. (4.2 cm.) long; and two pale stone amulets in the form of recumbent bulls, both Uruk/Jemdet Nasr period, 3300-2900 B.C., 2½ in. (6.3 cm.) long max. (4)
Acquired from Sotheby's London, 1958 (item one), 1978 von Hirsch collection (item two); and Sotheby's New York, 8 June 1994, lot 270 (items three and four).
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