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Bee or Fly

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

DATES late 4th century B.C.E.
PERIOD Hellenistic Period
DIMENSIONS 1/4 x 3/8 x 3/4 in. (0.7 x 0.9 x 1.9 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush
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CAPTION Greek. Bee or Fly, late 4th century B.C.E. Gold, 1/4 x 3/8 x 3/4 in. (0.7 x 0.9 x 1.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brush, 71.79.10. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , CUR.71.79.1-.180.jpg)
IMAGE group, CUR.71.79.1-.180.jpg.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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: One eyelet bent; small dents.
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