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Lot 0073A
Ancient Central Asia, Pakistan / Afghanistan, Bactrian, ca. 1st millennium BCE. A lovely hand-carved miniature amulet, of a mottled red-orange carnelian with light and dark red inclusions, depicting a recumbent lioness. The relaxed figure rests on retracted legs with a proud head exhibiting almond-shaped eyes, a petite nose, and perky ears. The amulet is drilled horizontally through the body for perforation. Size: 0.55" L x 0.425" H (1.4 cm x 1.1 cm).

Provenance: private Los Angeles County, California, USA collection; ex-private Los Angeles, California, USA collection

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Small loss to front of chest near suspension perforation. Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, with small nicks to ears, legs, and body. Light earthen deposits within suspension hole.

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Miniature Bactrian Carnelian Amulet - Lioness

Estimate $400 - $600Jul 19, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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