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ANATOLIAN MARBLE IDOL

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ANATOLIAN MARBLE IDOL

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Anatolian, ca. 3000 – 2800 BC
Marble
Height: 6 inches (15 cm)
Provenance: Dr. William Rumancik Collection, NY, 1993; New York art market, 2015
Restoration: None

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IBEX NECKLACE

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IBEX NECKLACE

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Achaemenid, Persian, Late 6th-5th century BC
Gold with stone inlays
Height (of ibex) 1.2 inches (3 cm)
Height (total) 5.4 inches (13.7 cm)

Provenance: Joseph Brummer Collection, New York; Guennol Collection, New York.

Published: A. U. Pope, Masterpieces of Persian Art, [New York: 1945] p. 46, pl. 30C; P. Amandry, “Orfèverie achéménid,” Antike Kunst, I, 1, [1958] p. 13; W.E. Caldwell and M. F. Gyles, The Ancient World, 3rd edition [New York: 1966] p. 168; Ida Ely Rubin (editor), The Guennol Collection – Volume 1 [Metropolitan Museum, New York: 1975] pp. 89-92.

Exhibition History: Iranian Institute, New York, Persian Art, April–May, 1940, p. 319, case 31, no. H; Cleveland Museum of Art, “Exhibition of Gold”, October 1947 – January 1948; Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, “Ancient Art in American Private Collections”, December 1954 – February 1955, no. 119; “The Guennol Collection,” Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, November 6 1969 – January 4 1970;
Brooklyn Museum from 1948 until its sale to The Merrin Gallery, Inc.

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CUNEIFORM TABLET

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CUNEIFORM TABLET

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Mesopotamian, Pre-Sargonic, Reign of Uruinimgina (Urukagina), Year 2, ca. 2350 BC
Terracotta
Height: 6 inches (15.2 cm)
Width: 6 inches (15.2 cm)

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COMPOSITE HEAD OF A WORSHIPPER OR DEITY

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COMPOSITE HEAD OF A WORSHIPPER OR DEITY

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Sumerian, 2550-2250 BC
Alabaster, lapis lazuli, and brown limestone
Height: 4-1/4 inches (10.8cm)
Provenance: Ex collection: Borowski, 1966; Ex French private collection
Published: Christie’s, New York, Antiquities [6 December 2007] lot.59
Expertise: John Twilley, 30 January 2009
Restoration: None

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