New York, Park Avenue
18 December 1998
AN IRANIAN BRONZE FIGURE OF A DEITY
circa 8th-7th century b.c.
The standing bearded figure wearing an ankle-length robe, the collar with a beaded neck line, his feet protruding from beneath, a dagger stuck through his banded belt, his right arm bent, his hand gripping the handle of the dagger, his left arm at his side, with a straight beard, large circular eyes, and a prominent nose, wearing a cap with ribbed border
7 in. (17.8 cm.) high
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This lot is accompanied by a metallurgical analysis from the Department of Materials, University of Oxford, as well as a supplementary report from Independent Art Research Ltd.
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