London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A PERSIAN SHEET BRONZE EYE IDOL OR 'MIRROR'
6TH-4TH CENTURY B.C., AMLASH
The disc-shaped body with square neck projection surmounted by two contiguous 'eye'-discs, the upper body decorated with circles of punched dots and zigzag borders
7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high
Bomford collection: sold Sotheby's London, 27 March 1972, lot 54.
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For a close example and a discussion on the type, cf. P. R. S. Moorey, Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1971, p. 237, nos. 445-446.
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DESMOND MORRIS: LOTS 1-134, 343-345, 371 AND 389-390.
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