16 June 2006
This lot is offered without a reserve
FOUR GREEK BRONZE OBJECTS
GEOMETRIC PERIOD, CIRCA 8TH-7TH CENTURY B.C.
Including a pendant, triangular in form, hollow, with small triangular openings covering the sides, surmounted by a suspension loop with circular flanges, flanged cylindrical projections on either side, three loops below, each supporting a hollow triangular pendant; a bird with a long pointed bill and triangular tail-feathers, the legs a single long shaft, atop a platform in the shape of a Boeotian shield, hollow on the underside, with horizontal ribbing around the exterior; and two pins, each of long tapering form with a sphere framed by raised rings toward the top end, surmounted by a baluster-shaped element atop a flat circular flange
Pendant: 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high (4)
Bird and Pendant: European Private Collection, 1988.
Pins: English Private Collection, 1988.
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