10 December 2004
A WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE BRIDLE ORNAMENT
CIRCA 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Cast in the form of an ibex reclining to the left with its head turned back, with a large ridged horn arching back over the slender pointed ear, the reverse with two loops for attachment
1 15/16 in. (2 cm.) long
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
A.P. Kozloff, D.G. Mitten and M. Sguaitamatti, More Animals in Ancient Art from the Leo Mildenberg Collection, Part II, Mainz am Rhein, 1986, no. 25.
PROPERTY FROM THE LEO MILDENBERG COLLECTION OF ANCIENT ANIMALS
Four decades on from the founding of Alpina Wine, Germany’s pre-eminent wine merchant, Christie’s offers 675 lots from its distinguished cellars
As this superb Annunciation comes to auction on 29 October in New York, we talk to the curator of a new UK exhibition of the 16th-century Antwerp painter