Ancient Parthian or Early Sassanian Head

Ancient Parthian or Early Sassanian Head

Item Number: 5586

$37,000.00

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Period: Circa 300 BCE to 400 AD
Dimensions: 13 1/2" (34 cm.); with custom stand 18 1/2" (47 cm.)
Condition: Superlative
Region: Middle East, probably ancient Persia
Provenance: Bought by present owner in 1991 from a very old New York collection.
Description
Traces of original paint. This extremely important piece was studied at length by famed Middle Eastern scholar Dr. Edith Porada, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Dr. Porada concluded that this extremely rare portrait is of a deity or a concubine of the court.

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