A rare middle Assyrian Bull Pendant, 16th to 10th centuries BCE


$20,000 USD

possibly from Ashur, a superbly carved and detailed bull-calf of mottled red-brown agate with high karat gold wire and turned around the body. 

For a very similar example and discussion see:  Maxwell-Hyslop, K.R. "Western Asiatic Jewellery" (1971) page 177 ill. 111

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition.  Museum quality, a rare and exceptional example.

Dimensions:  Length:  1.5cm  (5/8")  Height:  1.5 cm (5/8 inch)

Provenance: Vernon Pick private collection, acquired in the late 1950s.