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LOT 0598

Estimate
GBP (£) 20,000 - 30,000
EUR (€) 23,680 - 35,520
USD ($) 25,530 - 38,300

WESTERN ASIATIC NEO-SUMERIAN SILVER HUMAN-HEADED BULL STATUETTE
22ND CENTURY BC
3" (565 grams, 77mm).

A substantial silver statuette of a human-headed bull divinity with head turned to the left, wearing a ribbed headdress, hanks of hair framing the face with square-cut beard, herringbone-patterned bands to the back and flanks; traces of parcel-gilding; peg to the underside for attachment.

PROVENANCE:
From a European collection; previously in a large American collection formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1995; previously in the Mansees collection; formed 1950s-early 1990s; supplied with an original detailed metallographic report issued by Prof.Dr. Guido Devoto of the Departmento di Scienze della Terra (Dept. of Earth Sciences) at Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, dated 27th September 1989.

CONDITION