SMALL KASSITE BLUE FRIT MALE MASK APPLIQUE

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SMALL KASSITE BLUE FRIT MALE MASK APPLIQUE

Bluish frit male facehead with large eyes filled with black glass inlay and that also applies to a diadem around his forehead and a necklace around his neck right under his chin; double-pierced ears for now lost gold or silver earrings; reverse concave

Ex priv. coll. H.v.H., Netherlands; formerly coll. J.C. Bristol, England, inherited and originally formed 1960-1970s
Dim. 5 x 4,5 cm. Intact and mounted on black stand.

Medio-Assyrian Period, 14th-13th cent. BC. Very rare

Cf. Sumer, Assur, Babylone, Exposition catalogue Neue Galerie-
Sammlung Ludwig, Aix-la-Chapelle, 1979, no. 117 (Von Zabern, Mainz)

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