ostracon ancient art



Small Syro-Hittite Bird, ex Cahn, 2nd Millennium BC

Hand-formed statuette of a small bird on a high foot.

Compact head with pointed beak and hinted comb. Tiny punctures for the eyes and around the neck.

The short body is followed by a broad, fanned tail with transverse and longitudinal grooves for the feathers.

Votive offering or toy.

Intact. Base with minor chips.

H 4.3 cm (1.7 in), L 3.3 cm (1.3 in)

Ex Jean-David Cahn. Katalog 17. Tiere und Mischwesen V. Basel 2005. Lot no. 22.

360 USD

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