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Lot 115: Near Eastern bronze finial in form of rampant felines

Auction 55: Fine Ancient Artifacts Winter Sale

by Ancient Resource LLC

December 4, 2016

Montrose, CA, USA

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  • Near Eastern bronze finial in form of rampant felines
  • Near Eastern bronze finial in form of rampant felines
  • Near Eastern bronze finial in form of rampant felines
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Description: An attractive Near Eastern bronze finial in the form of rampant felines, c. 1000 – 600 BC, each with attenuated body and nicely detailed heads set on long necks. The jaws are gaping with teeth represented and prominent eye coils, the tail looped into a curl. At the center of the back of each animal is the head of a horned goat, symbolizing the predatory nature of these animals. H: 5 3/8 in (13.6 cm). Nicely patinated and set on a nice custom wood base. CF. Moorey, Catalogue of Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum, p. 152, nos. 101-171 & pl. 32 for similar examples. Ex Los Angeles County Museum of Art Deaccession.

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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