13 June 2000
TWO MESOPOTAMIAN AMULETS
late uruk/jemdet nasr period, circa 3100-2900 b.c.
Both in the form of a reclining bull, one of pale green calcite, with small drilled eyes, its horns curving forward on its head, the underside with two quadrupeds; the other larger in form, of a whitish calcite, with dark inlaid eyes, the underside with five monkeys; both drilled vertically
2¼ in. (5.7 cm) wide for the larger (2)
Madame Marion Schuster, Lausanne (for one)
Madame Antoinette Schuster (for one)
Antiquities, Sotheby's London, 10 July 1990, lot 294 (for one)
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Arts de l'ancien Iran, no. 278.
Arts de l'ancien Iran, Museé Borély, Marseilles, 1975 (for one).
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