Lot 739

An Elamite bull's head appliqué, 3rd - 2nd millennium B.C.

Works of Art, Asiatica, Antiquities | A90kua | Live auction | 380 Lots


Impressively stylised bull's head appliqué. Sheet silver with lateral horns. Perforated around the perimeter, one remaining rivet pin. The centre featuring a face with recessed round eyes, eyebrows, and nose. Surmounted by a nearly face-shaped gold sheet attached with rivets. Apparently an early ritual object. Intact except for a small chipping of the upper edge. Length 13 cm. Width 17 cm. Weight 72 g.

Provenance: Swiss private collection.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

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