Lot 98: Group of 8 Near Eastern bull/ram amulets
December 4, 2016
Montrose, CA, USALive Auction
The California Museum of Ancient Art is de-accessioning lot # 98 to raise funds for its Ancient Art Acquisition Fund in order to build its growing collections.
A group of 8 Near Eastern bull/ram amulets, late 3rd – 2nd Millennium BC, four in red steatite and four in crème marble, each detailed and holed vertically through the body for suspension. Lengths from 8mm to 14mm, the largest very nice and scarce for its size. Ex-East Coast private collection, ex-California Museum of Ancient Art
The California Museum of Ancient Art was founded in 1983 to gather the first collection focusing exclusively on the Ancient Near East in Southern California. Representing the geographic regions of Egypt, Mesopotamia and the Levant from approximately 3500 BC to 500 AD, the museum's goal is to tell the stories of the peoples of the Ancient Near East and their cultures and to promote a better appreciation for the roots of Western Civilization. The museum aims to do this in a way that is both historically accurate and user friendly and, most importantly, meaningful to the general public. From the influential peoples of Sumer, Elam, Babylon, Assyria, Hittite Anatolia, Canaan, Philistia, Israel, Judah, and Egypt of the Pharaohs to the beginnings of Rabbinic Judaism and early Christianity, the aim is to bring these ancient peoples to life—actively engaging visitors by allowing the museum's ancient artworks and written texts to tell their amazing stories.
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