25 October 2006
THREE SYRIAN TERRACOTTA SEATED FIGURES
2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Including a libation basin with three heads emerging from the back rim, on tripod feet; a double-headed seated figure; and another seated figure with splayed back foot, 3 in. (8 cm.) high max, both 2nd millennium B.C.; a Luristan bronze rein guard, two loops supported by a heroic male figure, four spikes above, 9½ in. (24 cm.) high; two Luristan bronze pins, each with the head surmounted by a male figure with arms bent at the elbows and hands clasped in front of body, with incised linear decoration on legs, 5 in. (12.5 cm.) high max.; a hollow bronze male figure standing with hands on hips, wearing two necklaces and earrings, surmounted on an openwork square-shaped base, two attachment loops behind, 4 in. (10 cm.) high, all 1st millennium B.C.; and ten 'Ziwiye' green and turquoise faience beads, of roughly spherical form and of elongated waisted form, all with pierced and hatched decoration, 9th-8th Century B.C., 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm.) long max., all mounted(a lot)
Acquired in the 1960s-1980s.
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Item one: cf. In de schaduw van Babel, Brussels, 1995, pp. 140-141, no. 280 for similar.Beads: cf. S. Fukai, Ceramics of Ancient Persia, Tokyo, 1981, no. 120 for similar.
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