Bee or Fly
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
late 4th century B.C.E.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush
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: Triangular-shaped crack in ventral side; piece somewhat crushed.
This item is not on view
Greek. Bee or Fly, late 4th century B.C.E. Gold, 3/8 x 3/4 in. (1 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush, 71.79.12. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.71.79.1-.180.jpg)
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