Lot 30
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A Magnesite or Crystalline Limestone Figure of a Lioness, Elam , circa 3000-2800 B.C.

Estimate
14,000,000 - 18,000,000 USD
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57,161,000 USD
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Description

  • <P>A Magnesite or Crystalline Limestone Figure of a Lioness, Elam</P>
of powerful form and monumental conception, striding with the left leg advanced, the broad-shouldered upper body turned fully to the right with the paws clasped to the abdomen, the head with finely incised detail, and wide-set eyes with circular pupils, four holes on the back for insertion of a tail, two holes on the crown of the head perhaps for suspension, the lower legs possibly once completed in a different material.

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