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Bee or Fly

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURE Greek
MEDIUM Gold
DATES late 4th century B.C.E.
PERIOD Hellenistic Period
DIMENSIONS 1/4 x 3/8 x 3/4 in. (0.7 x 0.9 x 1.9 cm)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 71.79.10
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Golden bee or golden fly. The dorsal side is formed in repousse; the ventral side is flat and without decoration. Both dorsal and ventral sides are made of separate sheets of gold, and are fastened to a gold wire. Attached to the ventral side are two eyelets (each is a gold tube). Condition: One eyelet bent; small dents.
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