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Scythian Moose Inset with Cabochons

Antiquities - Greek


Scythian Moose Inset with Cabochons

LOT 823

Estimate
GBP (£) 800 - 1,000
EUR (€) 900 - 1,130
USD ($) 1,090 - 1,360
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Sold for (Inc. premium): £2,728

SCYTHIAN MOOSE INSET WITH CABOCHONS
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").

Condition
Very fine condition. Rare.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; acquired from a major Mayfair gallery; acquired on the London art market before 2000.

Literature
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.

Date
Tuesday 21st February 2017 - to Saturday 25 February 2017 Antiquities & Coins

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