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Western Asiatic Plaque with Harpist

Antiquities - Western Asiatic


LOT 2484

Estimate
GBP (£) 200 - 300
EUR (€) 240 - 360
USD ($) 250 - 370

Sold for (Inc. premium): £1,066

WESTERN ASIATIC PLAQUE WITH HARPIST
20th-17th century BC

A rectangular baked clay plaque with low relief motif of a seated musician in long robe playing a harp. 94 grams, 10.6cm (4 1/4"). Fine condition. [No Reserve]

Provenance
From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990.

Literature
See similar piece in Louvre museum, France, AO 12453.

Footnotes
In whole area of Ancient Mesopotamia, music had a vital social and religious function. It was an important part of evens both official,ceremonial and religious. Most likely every palace and temple had its own professional musicians and musical instruments such as harp, lyre, lute, reed pipe and drum.

Date
Tuesday 6th December 2016 - Saturday 10th December 2016: Antiquities & Coins

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