Luristan bronze pin with a rounded knob-like head set on a thickened area with incised geometric decoration.
For related items cf. no. 148-150 in: J. Rickenbach. Magier mit Feuer und Erz. Zurich 1992.
For a related example formerly in the Godard collection cf. fig. 164 in: Eric De Waele. Bronzes du Luristan et d’Amlash. Louvain-La-Ne ...click for details
Achaemenid bronze bowl of shallow floor and flared rim, the outside decorated with a repoussed and incised lotus flower pattern.
Achaemenid, 5th century BC.
D. 16.9 cm (6.7 in).
Fine condition. slightly bent perimeter and crack on the rim. Attractive blue-green patina and soil deposits over the originally silvered surface.
Ex private collection Germany, acquired in the 1950s
Sheet silver in the shape of a bearded man wearing a cloak rendered with diagonal folds.
Carefully embossed head with soft classical features, heavy moustache and beard and curled hair surrounded by a row of dots.
Pierced nipples and holes for fixation.
Eastern Mediterranean, 5th/4th Century BC.
H. 9.3 cm (3.66 in).
Appealing item with missing extremities. Wrinkles along the neck and the waist.
German art market (data will be provided to the buyer)