8 June 2004
A PAIR OF LURISTAN BRONZE CHEEK-PIECES
CIRCA 9TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
Each in the form of a winged feline-form monster, walking forward on an integral groundline, the body perforated for the now-missing bit, a loop above the neck and above the haunches
4½ in. (11.4 cm.) long (2)
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 17 July 1985, lot 135.
with Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988 (Art of the Ancient World, vol. V, part 1, no. 85).
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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. 88-36 and 88-37.
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