26 - 27 October 2004
AN ELAMITE LAPIS LAZULI HEDGEHOG
MIDDLE ELAMITE, 13TH-12TH CENTURY B.C.
The miniature hedgehog with incised cross-hatching to indicate quills, 7/8 in. (2.2 cm.) long; an Achaemenid cornelian frog amulet, with bulbous eyes, 6th-4th Century B.C., ¾ in. (2 cm.) long; a Mesopotamian Uruk/Jemdt Nasr period red-brown stone bull amulet, reclining with legs tucked under body, mounted, 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) high; a Mesopotamian or Syrian cornelian boar pendant, with ears drawn back, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) long; a Mesopotamian miniature shell amulet of a dog, with upright curled tail, wearing collar, ½ in. (1.2 cm.) long, all pierced for attachment, all 3rd millennium B.C.; a Mesopotamian stone amulet of a recumbent rabbit, ears folded back, large drilled eyes, Late Uruk/Early Dynastic Period, 3300-2300 B.C., 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm.) long; a Bactrian miniature steatite standing elephant, repaired, circa 2000 B.C., 3/8 in. (1 cm.) long; and a green stone bull amulet with inlaid eyes, 1 3/8 in. (3.4 cm.) long (8)
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Animals, 1996, III, nos. 84, 199, 266 and 171 (items 1, 3, 4 and 7); and Animals, 2004, VI, nos. 12 and 6 (items 2 and 8).
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