Western Asiatic Elamite Silver Ornamented Libation Horn - Lot No. 0365

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Western Asiatic Elamite Silver Ornamented Libation Horn

Antiquities - Western Asiatic


LOT 0365

Estimate
GBP (£) 18,000 - 24,000
EUR (€) 20,170 - 26,900
USD ($) 23,000 - 30,670

Opening Bid: £18,000 (EUR 20,175; USD 23,001)
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WESTERN ASIATIC ELAMITE SILVER ORNAMENTED LIBATION HORN
Late 2nd-early 1st millennium BC

A sheet bronze libation horn or rhyton with three circumferential sheet silver bands to the body; silver rim overlapping a discoid cap with crouching lion figure modelled in the round on a rectangular plaque; mounted on a custom-made stand. 2.3 kg including stand, 30cm (12").

Condition
Very fine condition, some restoration. Very rare.

Provenance
On the London art market since 2005; with Pierre Bergé & Associés, Archéologie, Paris, 21 May 2014, lot 109 (50,000-55,000 euros); previously in a private collection, 1980s; accompanied by copies of the relevant Pierre Bergé catalogue pages.

Literature
See Muscarella, O.W. Bronze and Iron. Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 1988 for discussion.

Date
Tuesday 4th September 2018 to Monday 10th September 2018: Ancient Art, Antiquities & Coins

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