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Old Syrian Steatite Fish Flute

Antiquities - Bronze Age - Eastern


LOT 678

Estimate
GBP (£) 500 - 800
EUR (€) 560 - 900
USD ($) 700 - 1,120
Additional Fees*

Price (+bp): £450 (EUR 508; USD 631)
OLD SYRIAN STEATITE FISH FLUTE

Circa 2,000-1,000 BC. A carved stone fish with three fins on one side and two on the other, the eyes formed as elliptical depressions into the surface and the fins ornamented with diagonal incisions; the fish pierced longitudinally and transversely at each fin to form a 'flute'. Stone, 280 grams, 14.4 mm.

Condition
Very fine condition. Extremely rare.

Provenance
Ex Filk collection, formed in the 1950's. Accompanied by a handwritten scholarly note by Professor W.G. Lambert of Birmingham University.

Date
Friday 18th March 2011 at The Swedenborg Hall Antiquities & Coins

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