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Western Asiatic Neo-Sumerian Silver Human-Headed Bull Statuette

Antiquities - Western Asiatic


LOT 0598

Estimate
GBP (£) 20,000 - 30,000
EUR (€) 22,590 - 33,880
USD ($) 28,060 - 42,090
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Opening Bid: £18,000 (EUR 20,327; USD 25,255)
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WESTERN ASIATIC NEO-SUMERIAN SILVER HUMAN-HEADED BULL STATUETTE
22nd century BC

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. 565 grams, 77mm (3").

Condition
Very fine condition. Extremely rare and important.

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.

Date
Tuesday 20th February 2018 to Saturday 24 February 2018:
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