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LOT 525

Estimate
GBP (£) 4,500 - 6,000
EUR (€) 5,340 - 7,130
USD ($) 5,710 - 7,610

BRONZE AGE PERSIAN ELAMITE BRONZE WARRIOR FIGURE
(500 grams, 20 cm high including stand.).

Circa 600-500 BC. Of flat cast form in low almost bas relief style, the face strongly featured with square-cut beard, wearing a conical cap/helm and full length skirt with ornamented hem and cross-straps across the shoulders, the right hand gripping the hilt of his sword, thrust into his wide, multi-strand belt.

PROVENANCE:
Ex Sotheby's, New York.

LITERATURE:
See The Louvre, Paris, AO 19909 for a bas relief depicting Elam warrior prisoners in almost identical attire from the palace of Ashurbanipal and dating to circa 645 BC.

CONDITION