Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
6th-5th century B.C.E.
Persian Achaemenid Period
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Persian. Medallion, 6th-5th century B.C.E. Gold, Diam. 2 13/16 in. (7.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin, 70.142.9. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 70.142.6-.11_PS2.jpg)
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Gold medallion. Central design represents in low relief a man striding left and holding two regardant lions by the hind legs; one in each hand. The border consists of concentric rows of wire ropes alternating with a row of triangular patterns of granules. There are two holes in the outer border on each side. Entire medallion is backed by sheet of gold.
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