Lot 748

A Sassanid gilded silver appliqué, 6th century

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Description

Large round silver appliqué designed as a three-dimensional big cat's head. Eyes, eyebrows, lips and fangs are gilded. A wreath of cats' backs around the round head. Recessed and later cold-worked silver plate. The edge slightly bumped and torn in places, small missing part above the head. Otherwise intact. Without additions. Diameter 16 cm. Height 5.5 cm. Weight 179 g.

Provenance: From a private collection in Rhineland-Palatinate, form the grandfather.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction starts on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 1 - 879. The pre-sale view will take place from 15 - 20 Nov. 2021 in our auction rooms at Bretonischer Ring 3 in 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich from 11 am to 5 pm (CET).