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Bronze Age - Sumerian Lapis Lazuli Bull Pendant

Antiquities - Bronze Age - Eastern


LOT 796

Estimate
GBP (£) 80 - 120
EUR (€) 90 - 140
USD ($) 110 - 170
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £89

BRONZE AGE - SUMERIAN LAPIS LAZULI BULL PENDANT

Circa 3rd millennium BC. A deep blue lapis lazuli figurine of a bull, pierced for suspension. 6.20 grams, 22 mm wide.

Condition
Very fine, complete and undamaged.

Provenance
From an old English collection formed in the 1930's. Property of an English gentleman.

Literature
Cf. ancient Near Eastern bull cults, see Rice, M. Power of the Bull, London, 1997.

Footnotes
The bull appears to have had associations with royalty, and a harp with bull-head decoration was found in the tomb of Paubi, from circa 2600 BC.

Date
Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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Thursday 9th September 2010 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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