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LOT 397

Estimate
GBP (£) 3,000 - 5,000
EUR (€) 3,550 - 5,920
USD ($) 3,800 - 6,340

NEAR EASTERN BACTRIAN GOLD REPOUSSE APHRODITE FIGURAL EARRING
2200-1700 BC
2 3/4" (14 grams, 71 mm).

A delicate earring with sheet gold repousse swivelling plaque; the upper element a standing winged female, possibly Aphrodite, with well-defined hair, rings to the arms and draped in a loose cloth from the waist; surrounding the legs a U-shaped repousse panel with owls on the top of each post; below, four hollow bulb pendants.

PROVENANCE:
From a Swiss private collection, formed in the 1960s.

CONDITION