8 June 2004
A PAIR OF LURISTAN BRONZE CHEEK-PIECES
CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
Each in the form of a bull with its head turned out, walking forward on an integral groundline, the body perforated for the now-missing bit, a loop along the upper edge of the back
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) long (2)
Jean Pozzi Collection, Paris.
Thierry Collection, Paris.
with Laurin-Guilloux-Buffetaud-Tailleur, Paris, 1987.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. V, part 1, no. 84).
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J.M. Eisenberg and R.S. Bianchi, Catalogue of the Egyptian and Near Eastern Bronzes in the Collection of John Kluge, New York, 1992, nos. 88-34 and 88-35.
Specialist Joy McCall answers key questions for collectors of the glassmaker’s exquisite pieces. Illustrated with lots offered in the Lalique sale on 15 May
Offered in May, a 1916 canvas that was included in every major survey of Malevich’s Suprematist works during his lifetime, and which revolutionised modern art