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A Bronze Figure of a Lion, Urartu

, circa late 8th Century B.C.
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
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A Bronze Figure of a Lion, Urartu

, circa late 8th Century B.C.
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 37,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A Bronze Figure of a Lion, Urartu

, circa late 8th Century B.C.
Probably from a candelabrum, couchant with tail curled over the right hindquarter, with gaping jaws and bared teeth, the whiskers and mane finely detailed.
Length 2 3/8 in. 6 cm.
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Provenance

Gawain McKinley, London, 1982

Catalogue Note

For related figures of lions facing outward on the tripod legs of an Urartian bronze candelabrum dated to the reign of King Menua (810-786 B.C.) see R. Merhav, Urartu: A Metalworking Center in the First Millennium B.C.E., Jerusalem, 1991, p. 264, no. 11, pl. 11.

Antiquities from the Collection of the Late Clarence Day

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