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A PAIR OF ACHAEMENID SILVER BREACELETS, 5th Cent BC

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A PAIR OF ACHAEMENID SILVER BREACELETS, 5th Cent BC
Culture: Achaemenid. Date:5th Century B.C. Condition: Both intact and well preserved. Provenance: Ex: New Jersy Private collection; EX: New York City art market. Measurements: 3 1/2 inches in diameter each, (9 cms). Both pennanular hoops round in section, each tapering to two facing calfs heads. The heads are finely detailed.Calfs heads are by far the rarest of all bracelet terminals. Very rare in silver and as a pair as well. Cf: Lot 452, Sothebys New York Antiquities and Islamic Art Auction, 17 December 1998, also lot 68, Chridtie's New York Antiquities Auction, 30 May 1997, (realized then $6,900), also lot 42,Christie's New York Ancient Jewelry Auction, 8 December 2005, (estimate $10,000 - $15,000).See also lot 91, Sotheby's New York Antiquities Auction, 7 June 2007. See also cat. no. 29, pp 40-41, Animals In Ancient Art, From The Leo Mildenberg Collection, Kozloff.


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