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Bronze Age - Near East - Gold Repoussé Funerary Belt Plate

Antiquities - Bronze Age - Eastern


LOT 633

Estimate
GBP (£) 2,500 - 3,500
EUR (€) 2,820 - 3,940
USD ($) 3,520 - 4,920
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £4,255

BRONZE AGE - NEAR EAST - GOLD REPOUSSé FUNERARY BELT PLATE

Circa 2nd-1st millenium BC. An extremely rare and very large, thin repoussé gold rounded rectangular panel with a small fixing hole at each corner and with a perimeter border of two lines of small pellets, a line of large pellets, a line of saltire crosses and a line of small pellets; the central area dividing into three equal panels by rows of chevrons, dashes and other ornaments; each of the three panels with two rows of triple-lined diamonds with central pellet-in-annulet, a central row of triple annulet-and-pellet motifs plus four rows of double-line diamonds. The workmanship of high quality with exquisite embossing. 330mm long; 70mm wide.

Condition
Fine, with two partial splits and two corners with very slight loss.

Literature
Cf. Higgins.

Footnotes
These delicate plates and panels are usually associated with funerary use, either as belt plates or diadems. This example would be large for a diadem.

Date
Friday 19th March 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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