20 octobre 2016

Eight Sarmatian gold phalerae, circa 1st century B.C.-2nd century A.D.

Lot 117. Eight Sarmatian gold phalerae, circa 1st century B.C.-2nd century A.D. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. Each: 1 ½ in. (3.7 cm.) diameter Provenance: Edmund Roy Hofmann (1901-1977), Philadelphia, acquired in Europe, 1930s-1950s; thence by descent. Note: For a similar depiction of animals in circular formation, see the gold vessel from the Kobyakov burial mound on the lower Don river in south Russia, fig. 10 in V. Guguev, "The Gold Jewelry Complex from the Kobyakov... [Lire la suite]