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AVAR BRONZE BEAKER

Of two globular sections joined by a tapering cylindrical waist. Beneath the lip are incised recumbent animals.

Balkan Peninsula, ca. 700 AD

H. 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm.)

Ex Hr. B. collection, Switzerland, acquired between 1960 and 1980.

Published: J. Eisenberg, Art of the Ancient World, 2007, no. 191.

Cf. a group of gold and silver vesssels known as the Avar Treasure, gift of J. Pierpont Morgan to the Metropolitan Museum, NYC, 1917.

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$7,500


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