Lot 556: Scythian Gold Sphinx Appliqué
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 4th century BC. A gold foil mount of an advancing sphinx(?) with tail raised, three attachment loops to the reverse. Cf. Hellmuth, A. Da Est A Ovst: Le Tombe Principeshe degli Sciti in Bonora, G.L. & Marzatico, F. Ori dei Cavalieri delle Steppe, Milan, 2007, p.177 for Scythian cap decorated with multiple plaques. 0.44 grams, 21mm (3/4"). From an important Mayfair, London, UK, collection.
Condition Report: Fine condition.