Lot 78
  • 78

A SARMATIAN GOLD LION GRIFFIN HEAD APPLIQUÉ, NORTHERN BLACK SEA OR CENTRAL ASIAN STEPPES, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY B.C./1ST CENTURY A.D. | A Sarmatian gold lion griffin head appliqué, Northern Black Sea or Central Asian Steppes

Estimate
3,500 - 4,500 GBP
Sold
112,500 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

  • gold
  • Lenght 4.5 cm., depth 1.5 cm.
repoussé and with turquoise and enamel inlays over A black substance, probably bitumen.

Provenance

Drouot, Paris, May 29th-30th, 1963, no. 29, cover illus.
acquired by the present owner at the above sale

Catalogue Note

Such objects were probably ornaments from horse trappings or attachments to weaponry or its accompanying straps and belts. The central hole in the filler probably marks the position of an original gold attachment strut. 
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