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LOT 0729

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GBP (£) 2,500 - 3,500
EUR (€) 2,760 - 3,870
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£2,250 (EUR 2,486; USD 2,768) (+bp*)

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Phoenician Horned Head of Astarte

6th-4th century BC

A bronze head of Astarte (Asherah, Asteris, Asteroth) facing with sharp facial features, curled hair framing the youthful face, headdress with a pair of crescentic horns; mounted on a custom-made stand. 954 grams, 22.5cm including stand (8 3/4"). Fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; previously with Pierre Bergé & Associés, Archéologie, 2 February 2017, lot 114 [5,000-6,000 euros]; formerly acquired on the London art market in 1963; accompanied by copies of the relevant Pierre Bergé & Associés catalogue pages.