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LOT 0042

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GBP (£) 3,000 - 4,000
EUR (€) 3,520 - 4,700
USD ($) 3,910 - 5,220

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£2,700 (EUR 3,169; USD 3,523) (+bp*)

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Phoenician Gold Miniature Amphora

Mid 1st millennium BC

A sheet gold miniature vessel comprising a tapering body and broad shoulder, flared mouth and two later hollow-formed strap handles; band of repoussé segmented foliage to the shoulder and another to the body interrupted by a later female figure standing within an arch wearing a pleated robe, holding a ewer in one hand and palm-cup in the other. 38.89 grams, 85mm (3 1/2"). Fair condition, restored.

Provenance
Property of a West London gentleman; formerly in the collection of a Mayfair gallery; previously in a 19th century French collection, attested by the early French import assay mark.

Literature
See Amiet, P. Art of the Ancient Near East, New York, 1977 for discussion.