Persian. <em>Fragment of Overlay, 1 of 5</em>, 8th-7th century B.C.E. Gold, 1 1/4 x 2 11/16 in. (3.2 x 6.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin, 70.142.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.70.142.3a_print_bw.jpg)

Fragment of Overlay, 1 of 5


Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:8th-7th century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 2 11/16 in. (3.2 x 6.9 cm)


Accession Number: 70.142.3

Image: CUR.70.142.3a_print_bw.jpg,fragment

Catalogue Description:
Gold fragment, the upper and lower borders of which are curved upward. The design consists of a winged sphinx striding behind a winged lion. The lion faces a 9 petaled palmette tree. The tree is flanked by a lion on the left also facing the tree. The upper border is a guilloche pattern, the lower border plain. Part of another register of design is preserved below this one. Condition: Cracked in half along wing of lion.

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