TimeLine Auctions Antiquities, Coins & Medals - Day 2 - Wednesday 21st February 2018
Western Asiatic Neo-Sumerian Silver Human-Headed Bull Statuette. 22nd century BC. A substantial silver
statuette of a human-headed bull divinity with head turned to the left, wearing a ribbed headdress, hanks of hair framing the face with square-cut beard, herringbone-patterned bands to the back and flanks; traces of parcel-gilding; peg to the underside for attachment. 565 grams, 77mm (3"") Very fine condition. Extremely rare and important. From a European collection; previously in a large American collection formed in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1995; previously in the Mansees collection; formed 1950s-early 1990s; supplied with an original detailed metallographic report issued by Prof.Dr. Guido Devoto of the Departmento di Scienze della Terra (Dept. of Earth Sciences"") at Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, dated 27th September 1989.