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LOT 0272

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GBP (£) 10,000 - 14,000
EUR (€) 11,680 - 16,360
USD ($) 12,670 - 17,740

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£5,000 (EUR 5,842; USD 6,337) (+bp*)

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SOUTH ARABIAN BOWL WITH HUNTING SCENE AND INSCRIPTION
CIRCA 3RD CENTURY B.C.-2ND CENTURY A.D.
6 in. (278 grams, 15.2 cm diameter).

Hemispherical with thickened rim; repoussé frieze of two armoured warriors wearing scale armour and a type of spangenhelm, each shooting a bow at a gryphon attacking a fleeing deer, and a lion attacking an ibex, scorpion and running animals in the field, rosette to the centre; four incised characters to the outer rim 'Π Ϲ ϕ ο'; another inscription in over the body of the gryphon.

PROVENANCE:
Saleh family collection, Germany, formed prior to 1972.

Accompanied by an academic report by Dr Raffaele D’Amato.
This lot has been checked against the Interpol Database of stolen works of art and is accompanied by search certificate number no. 12018-213619.

LITERATURE:
Cf. Overlaet, B. & Yule, P., A late pre-Islamic bowl with Levantine-inspired decoration from ed-Dur (UAE), in Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, vol.29, no.2, 2018, especially figs.2-3,7.

CONDITION