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LOT 0193

Estimate
GBP (£) 5,000 - 7,000
EUR (€) 5,880 - 8,230
USD ($) 6,660 - 9,320

Price
£5,000 (EUR 5,880; USD 6,660) (+bp*)

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Late Sassanian Gilt Silver Belt Fitting Group

6th-7th century AD

A group of parcel-gilt belt mounts comprising: one larger counter plate with scooped forward edge, reserved scene of lion attacking a bull, enclosed within borders containing scrolled foliate motifs and birds, the animals with detailing to the bodies and faces including a dense curly mane and whiskers, pierced in three places along the edges to accept attachment rivets; two smaller mounts, each presenting a standing bird within a border and pierced in three places to accept attachment lugs, a ribbed suspension loop and round-section ring below; accompanied by a vintage presentation case. 36.7 grams total, 46-69mm (box:13 x 8cm) (1 3/4 - 2 3/4" (5 x 3")). Fine condition. [3]

Provenance
From an important London W1, gallery; previously in the Ligabue collection; formerly part of the Elie Borowski collection; this lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by AIAD certificate number no.10695-174286.