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LOT 0599

Estimate
GBP (£) 15,000 - 20,000
EUR (€) 17,760 - 23,680
USD ($) 19,150 - 25,530

WESTERN ASIATIC ACHAEMENID GILT SILVER LION MOUNT
6TH-4TH CENTURY BC
8 1/4 x 9 1/4" (727 grams, 21 x 23.5cm including stand).

A sheet silver mount with repoussé ornament comprising: outer ring of leaves and pellets encircling a parcel gilt mane with fur detailing, central lion's mask with open mouth and exposed fangs; mounted on a custom-made display stand.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a London gentleman; part of a family collection since the 1970s; accompanied by an original French Archaeological Passport number 173927.

CONDITION