Scythian Moose Inset with Cabochons
Antiquities - Greek
GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 950 - 1,180
USD ($) 1,040 - 1,290
Sold for (Inc. premium): £2,790
Don Valley, 2nd century AD
A silver figure of a juvenile moose, head held down, eyes inlaid with bronze, small antlers and large ears; teardrop-shaped recesses between the shoulders and top of front and back legs inlaid with turquoise, red and pale blue glass. 173 grams, 70mm (2 3/4"). Very fine condition. Rare.
Property of a London gentleman; acquired from a major Mayfair gallery; acquired on the London art market before 2000.
See exhibition catalogue, Die Krim (Crimea) - Landes Museum, Bonn, 2013-14, p.57; and in the same exhibition, another in silver, p.304; the closest parallel is from the handle on a gold vessel from Novocherkassk on the lower Don found in 1864, ref. Minns, Ellis H. Scythians and Greeks, Cambridge, 1913, p.235.
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