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LOT 1986

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GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 340 - 450
USD ($) 380 - 510

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Western Asiatic Mesopotamian Amulet Collection

3rd-2nd millennium BC

A mixed group of carved stone amuletic pendants; accompanied by a museum-quality impression, and a hand written and signed scholarly note issued by W.G. Lambert, Professor of Assyriology at the University of Birmingham 1970-1993, which states: 'Group of 6 amulets of stone: a) Black stone, pierced through back, dog(?), bushy raised tail, head raised, eyes drilled.b) Red stone, recumbent springing animal with raised head pierced front to back.c) Whitish stone, sitting hare, pieced through back.d) Dark stone, sitting quadruped with collar, pierced through back.e) Greenish stone, recumbent lion, pierced front to back chipped.f) Dark stone, frog ready to spring, pierced front to back chipped.All Mesopotamian, c.3000-1500 B.C. W.G. Lambert.' 13.91 grams total, 14-33mm (1/2 - 1 1/4"). Fine condition. [6]

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; previously in the late Hassan Reyhani collection before 2000; acquired on the UK art market in the 1980s-early 1990s; thence by descent.


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Auction Venue:
The May Fair Hotel London
Stratton Street
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Viewing from noon Monday 27th May 2019
Champagne Reception: 6pm - 9pm

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10am : Lots 1 - 660

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