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Ancient Avar Bronze Pair of Dogs - Eurasian Art - 700 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,479) 99.4%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 390609803104 A rare pair of ancient Avar animals, dating to the 8th Century A.D., beautifully mounted on a bronze plate. The two bronze headless quadrupeds, probably dogs, are shown facing right with chased decoration adorning the heavily stylised bodies. Both of particularly fine workmanship, likely intentionally broken in antiquity, they create a beautiful aesthetic mounted as a pair. The Avars were a nomadic tribe of horse-mounted warriors who occupied the Eurasian steppes and formed an Empire from the 6th-9th Century. They threatened, and at times protected the neighbouring Byzantine Empire. Length of largest 2 3/4 inches. Height of mount: 5 1/2 inches. Condition: Unrestored. Provenance: Ex. London gallery, 1990's, with some old labels on the reverse. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Genuine or Reproduction: Genuine

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