THE EROTIC COLLECTION

THE NEAR EAST

    The ancient Near East describes parts of present-day Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Jordan. From approximately 2600-1100 B.C., this "Cradle of Civilization" was ruled in succession by the Sumerian, Agalle, Babylonian, and Asyrian Empires. The pieces in our Near Eastern collection date from this period in history.
  A Terracotta Mesopotamian Plaque
Second half of the Second Millennium B.C.
Molded in the form of a bed with raised legs, with an embracing couple and a child in relief, the woman with her back to the man, her head turned toward him, the man with his left arm around her neck, his right hand on her buttocks, the child perhaps suckling. 4 1/4 inches (10.7 cm) high
Provenance:
Christie's, Park Avenue, NY
The Haddad Collection, London
Near Eastern Bronze Group
Circa late 2nd-Early 1st Millennium B.C.
Depicting an embracing couple, the woman on the bottom, her legs spread apart and held up in the air, her arms around the back of her lover, his legs extended horizontally, his arms around her back, their faces nose-to-nose. 3 1/4 inches (8.3 cm) long
Provenance:
Christie's, Park Avenue, NY
The Haddad Collection, London
Derek J. Content, Inc.
Near Eastern Beaded Necklace
Circa 1st Millennium B.C.
With slender biconical beads of red & white steatite interspersed with black steatite disk-shaped beads and eight phallic amuletic beads. 9 1/4 inches (23.4 cm) long
Provenance:
Christie's, Park Avenue, NY
The Haddad Collection, London

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