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Lot 118A: A beautiful Near Eastern bronze lotus mesomphalos

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • A beautiful Near Eastern bronze lotus mesomphalos
  • A beautiful Near Eastern bronze lotus mesomphalos
  • A beautiful Near Eastern bronze lotus mesomphalos
  • A beautiful Near Eastern bronze lotus mesomphalos
  • A beautiful Near Eastern bronze lotus mesomphalos
   
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Description: A beautiful Near Eastern bronze lotus mesomphalos, c. 5th – 3rd Century BC, formed from hammer sheet bronze and decorated with two rows of large closed lotus blossoms alternating lotus flowers around a central omphalos, which represents ‘the naval of the Earth’. Dia: 7 in (17.8cm). Well-preserved and simply a lovely example! Ex London, UK private collection.

Condition Report: The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Ancient Resource LLC's Conditions of Sale.

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