12 October 1999
AN ARMENIAN PARCEL GILT SILVER PROCESSIONAL STANDARD HEAD (FLABELLUM)
The upper section formed of two addorsed repouss silver panels each worked with a large figure of the seraphim, the central head surrounded by six wings, on a tapering tubular shaft with upper boss engraved with dense flowering vine on a matted ground
18.7/8in. (47.8cm.) high
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A comparable flabellum is at Etchmiadzin (Nersessian, Dr. Sirarpie Der (intro. by): Treasures of Etchmiadzin, Etchmiadzin, 1984, not paginated).
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