Bee or Fly
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
late 4th century B.C.E.
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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush
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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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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.
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