Description & Technical information

Period:  9th - 10th Century A.D
Origin:  Europe
Provenance: Found in 1887 in the mouth of the River Thielles, a tributary of the Neuenburgersee, Switzerland.
Private Collection of State Councilor Charles Boissonnas (1832-1912), Switzerland.
Thence by descent to his son Jean Boissonnas (1867-1951), Switzerland.
E.A. Christensen (1893-1969) Collection, Denmark.
Thence by descent.
Sold at: Antiques Arms and Armour Including items from the E.A. Christensen Collection, Bonhams, London, 28th November 2012, Lot 57.
London art market, acquired from the above sale.
Paris art market, acquired from the above (accompanied by French cultural passport 146214)
ALR: S0071207

Exhibitions: Frieze Masters, London, October, 2021.
Categories: Arms & armour, Classical & Egyptian antiquities