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Ancient Babylonian Clay Plaque - Human and Animals

Lot 0026E Details

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Near East, First Babylonian Dynasty, ca. 1600 to 1500 BCE. This is a terracotta plaque depicting a human figure crouching as if he is feeling the animals at his feet -- a boar and a dog. The dog is particularly cute, with pointed ears and an up-curled tail. Plaques like these were produced using open molds and are one of the best ways for archaeologists to understand everyday life in ancient Babylon; the universality of feeding animals is a fun example of "people in the past were just like us!". Size: 4.75" W x 3.5" H (12.1 cm x 8.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Neil Phillips Coll. NY 1981

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#114062
Condition
Some surface cracks, but intact
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Ancient Babylonian Clay Plaque - Human and Animals

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$800
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$1,200
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$400
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0026E: Ancient Babylonian Clay Plaque - Human and Animals

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$550
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Est.
$800
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$1,200
Starting Price
$400
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0026E Details

Description
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Near East, First Babylonian Dynasty, ca. 1600 to 1500 BCE. This is a terracotta plaque depicting a human figure crouching as if he is feeling the animals at his feet -- a boar and a dog. The dog is particularly cute, with pointed ears and an up-curled tail. Plaques like these were produced using open molds and are one of the best ways for archaeologists to understand everyday life in ancient Babylon; the universality of feeding animals is a fun example of "people in the past were just like us!". Size: 4.75" W x 3.5" H (12.1 cm x 8.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Neil Phillips Coll. NY 1981

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#114062
Condition
...
Some surface cracks, but intact

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