Lot 557: Scythian Gold Female Mask Appliqué
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4th century BC. A sheet gold discoid mask with repoussé female facial features, almond-shaped eyes, arched brows developing to a trapezoidal nose, scaphoid mouth, banded hair swept back from the forehead. Cf. female masks from the Scythian Gaimanova Barrow in the Ukraine in Kiev Museum of Historic Treasures, Kiev, 1974, plate 58. 10 grams, 48mm (2"). Property of a Norfolk, UK, gentleman; acquired from a Nottinghamshire collection formed in the late 1970s, by descent 2005.
Condition Report: Very fine condition.