Lot 28: Trio of Ancient Near East Figural Bronze Forms
27 October 2016
Louisville, CO, USALive Auction
Near East, Iran, Amlash/Marlik, ca. 1200 to 1000 BCE. An endearing trio of solid bronze miniature oxen/bovine statuettes cast via the lost wax (cire perdue) process, all presenting abstract bodies and upon close examination surprisingly expressive faces with eyes and muzzles nicely delineated. All with stunning patination that has developed over the years. Each with a rectangular block stand. Size: longest figure measures 2.5" L x 1" H (6.4 cm x 2.5 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Brand collection, PA
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Condition Report: Expected surface wear and abraded peripheries. Gorgeous green and lustrous russet patinas.