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Fragment from Overlay, 1 of 5

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

  • Possible Place Made: Ziwiyeh, Iran
  • DATES 8th-7th century B.C.E.
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (3.2 x 4.1 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectangular fragment of sheet gold showing a winged bull striding behind a human-headed, winged bull. The lower border is a guilloche pattern between two plain embossed lines. The upper border is a single embossed line above which there probably was another ornamental register which is now missing. The animals are modeled in low repousse and outlined with a chased line. Condition: The fragment is broken along the lines of the bull's head. There is a hole punched through the guilloche border between the fourth and fifth units of the pattern. It is somewhat crumpled.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Persian. Fragment from Overlay, 1 of 5, 8th-7th century B.C.E. Gold, 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (3.2 x 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin, 70.142.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.70.142.2_print_bw.jpg)
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