8 June 2004
A WESTERN ASIATIC BRONZE CYLINDRICAL BEAKER
CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Of tapering cylindrical form, on a rounded base, the hammered sheet vessel with a hunting scene in relief in a mountainous landscape, some details incised, with a kilted, bearded archer preparing to shoot an ibex, the animal running away, its head turned back, an arrow already protruding from its back, the hunter's dog below in pursuit of a goat, a panther lurking below, the landscape populated with ambling goats, the scene framed above and below by a band of incised tongues
8½ in. (21.5 cm.) high
with Mehdi Mahboubian, New York, 1986.
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