MIDDLE ASSYRIAN FRIT HEAD OF A DEITY, CIRCA 1400 – 1300 B.C.

$4,200.00

Culture: Assyrian
Date: 1400-1300 B.C.
Medium: Frit
Condition: Intact, mounted on a custom base display stand.
Provenance: Ex- German private collection; European art market, 1990s.
Dimensions: H. 2 3/4 in. (7 cm.)
Ref No. NE1198
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Description

Middle Assyrian frit head of a deity with hollowed eyes, eyebrows and forehead. Made of glazed white frit, this mask-like female head has traces of bitumen that once were used for inlays for the eyes, eyebrows and forehead. Two gold looped earrings still preserved and hanging from the right ear.

Cf: Lot no. 231, Christie’s auction, London, South Kensington, 7 November 2001; Der Garten in Eden: 7 Jahrtausende Kunst ind Kultur an Euphrat und Tigris, Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, 1978, pp. 162-163, no. 131; Ebla to Damascus, no. 131, pp. 162-63.