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1st Century BC Group of 4 Terracotta Animals from Indus Valley

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PRESENTING a STUNNING piece of Southeast Asian Antiquity, namely, a Group of 4 Terracotta Animals from the First Century B.C to First Century A.D. These pieces has impeccable Provenance! They were purchased by a Private Dallas Collector at Christie’s New York Auction on 16th September 2008. Sale Number 2024, Lot No. 360. Christie’s operate a twice yearly auction of Southeast Asian Art & Antiquities in New York in the months of March and September. The Auction was titled: “Indian and Southeast Asian Art”. The sculptures were described as: “ Lot 360 = Property from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Manheim – A group of four terracotta animals – Indus Valley, Shunga Period, 1st Century BC – 1st Century AD”. “Comprised of a ram with incised round eyes, open mouth and large curled horns; ; a horse with a bridle in relief; a bird with large round eyes, a crown and large incised wings and tail; and a monkey with playful expression and a patterned snake wrapped around his neck. 2 5/8 x 3.75 in. (6.7 x 8.3 cm.); 4 x 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm.); 4 3/8 x 7 in. (11.1 x 17.8 cm.); 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. (9.2 x 7.3 cm.) Provenance: Acquired by 1972, New York.”. Literature and Exhibited Literature A. Poster, Figures in Clay, Terracottas from Ancient India, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, December 1973 Exhibited Figures in Clay, Terracottas from Ancient India, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, December 1973 “ They carried an Auction estimate of USD1,000 to USD 1,500 and Sold for USD 1,000 (not including Buyers Premium). Allowing for inflation alone this would be over $1,500 in today’s value. It has substantially increased in value over the years as a RARE piece from a prestigious Collection and a RARE piece of Asian antiquity. Condition: Very good original condition. Dimensions: 2 5/8 x 3.75 in. (6.7 x 8.3 cm.); 4 x 5 in. (10.2 x 12.7 cm.); 4 3/8 x 7 in. (11.1 x 17.8 cm.); 3 5/8 x 2 7/8 in. (9.2 x 7.3 cm.) THESE ARE THE ‘OLDEST’ ITEMS IN OUR INVENTORY!
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 4 in (10.16 cm)Width: 7 in (17.78 cm)Depth: 4 in (10.16 cm)
  • Sold As:
    Set of 4
  • Style:
    Archaistic (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques:
  • Place of Origin:
  • Period:
  • Date of Manufacture:
    <1 AD
  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location:
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU3978139143012
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