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Babylonian / Sumerian Pottery Plaque - Enthroned King

Lot 0049B
Near East, Mesopotamian (Babylonian or Sumerian), ca. 2200 to 1550 BCE. A molded pottery relief plaque depicting a king/ruler seated upon a high throne, donning flowing robes and headdress, his body presented in composite profile, holding an orb in one hand. The imagery is remarkably similar to the Babylonian king depicted on the stele with the laws of the Hammurabi (ca. 1780 BCE). Size: 2.5" W x 3.5" H (6.4 cm x 8.9 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private Orange, County CA collection acquired between 1990 and 1995

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Expected surface wear with stable hairline pressure cracks commensurate with age. Old losses to peripheries. Nice aged surface with encrustation and mineral deposits.

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Babylonian / Sumerian Pottery Plaque - Enthroned King

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Mar 2, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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