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Auction: Antiquities
was auctioned on: 25 October 2006
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A LARGE GROUP OF LURISTAN BRONZE FINIALS AND PINS

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Estimate: £1,200 - £1,800
ca. US$2,250 - US$3,375
Price realised:  £2,880
ca. US$5,400
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A LARGE GROUP OF LURISTAN BRONZE FINIALS AND PINS
MAINLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
A LARGE GROUP OF LURISTAN BRONZE FINIALS AND PINS MAINLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C. Comprising a double-sided finial with semi-human figure with large haunches and lion tails, hands clasped in front, 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high; a fertility tube with central female figure clasping her breasts, cock's head protomes on each shoulder, 6 in. (15 cm.) high, both mounted; a feline finial with two rampant lions, with associated pin, 7½ in. (19 cm.) long max; a rampant wild goat, part of a finial, 5¼ in. (13 cm.) long max.; a group of pins including, pin with double-sided central human head, smaller crouching human figures emerging from each shoulder, 9½ in. (24 cm.) long, mounted; five animal-headed pins including one with rampant lion, prominent coils around eyes and looped tail, 6 in. (15 cm.) long; and a goat head pin with large looped horns, lion attacking from behind, 10 in. (25.5 cm.) long; four pins with seed-pod heads, one with side-loop, 6 in. (15 cm.) long max; seven pins each with pierced shank, 14 in. (35.5 cm.) long max; another pin with four elongated flanges, 7½ in. (19 cm.) long; two bell-shaped mounts, each with tubular neck and flaring rim, one with associated pin, 6 in. (15 cm.) high max; two bronze tubes; and a fragmentary horse bit with curled end, 7½ in. (19 cm.) long max. (28)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Antiquities
Date of the auction: 25 Oct 2006
Address: Christie's
25 October 2006, London, King Street