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Bracteate

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: Egypt Reborn: Art for Eternity, Ancient Middle Eastern Art, The Hagop Kevorkian Gallery, 3rd Floor
The Achaemenid rulers of ancient Persia favored images of lions with their mouths open in a snarl or roar. On these gold jewelry
elements, the lions are shown complete or as heads only, in both fairly realistic and highly decorative forms. The gold head of a bull, another dangerous animal, seems almost placid in comparison. The pin decorated with an ibex, or wild mountain goat, was used to fasten garments.
MEDIUM Gold
DATES 6th - 5th century B.C.E.
PERIOD Achaemenid Persian
DIMENSIONS 11/16 x 7/8 x 1/4 in. (1.8 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm)  (show scale)
ACCESSION NUMBER 70.142.6
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin
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CAPTION Bracteate, 6th - 5th century B.C.E. Gold, 11/16 x 7/8 x 1/4 in. (1.8 x 2.2 x 0.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin, 70.142.6. Creative Commons-BY
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