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LOT 0743

Estimate
GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 11,840 - 16,570
USD ($) 12,770 - 17,870

WESTERN ASIATIC CHLORITE JAR WITH FIGHTING ANIMALS
3RD MILLENNIUM BC
5 1/4" (1 kg, 13.5cm).

A carved stone jar with flared body and everted rim, frieze of scenes of combat between a feline and a rearing serpent each with calcite pellet inserts.

PROVENANCE:
Property of a London gentleman; formerly with Mr Claude Boisgirard, Paris, 13-14 February 2002, lot 399; part of a family collection since the 1970s; accompanied by a copy of the auction page and the original French Archaeological Passport number 045931, dated 4 April 2002.

CONDITION