26 - 27 October 2004
AN ACHAEMENID BRONZE AMPHORA HANDLE
FIRST HALF OF 5TH CENTURY B.C.
In the form of a lion, the stretched arched body with head resting on the forepaws and attachment plate, circles indicating the shoulders and haunches; and a Syrian bronze whetstone socket with lion forepart, the forelegs tucked beneath the cylindrical shaft, with detailed mane and open jaw exposing teeth, 7th Century B.C.
4¾ in. (12 cm.) and 3 in. (7.7 cm.) long respectively (2)
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Animals, 1996, III, nos. 159 and 151 respectively.
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