Persian. <em>Fragment from Overlay, 1 of 5</em>, 8th–7th century B.C.E. Gold, 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (3.2 x 4.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Alastair Bradley Martin, 70.142.2. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.70.142.2_print_bw.jpg)

Fragment from Overlay, 1 of 5


Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:8th–7th century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. (3.2 x 4.1 cm)


Accession Number: 70.142.2

Image: CUR.70.142.2_print_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Rectangular fragment of sheet gold showing a winged bull striding behind a human-headed, winged bull. The lower border is a guilloche pattern between two plain embossed lines. The upper border is a single embossed line above which there probably was another ornamental register which is now missing. The animals are modeled in low repousse and outlined with a chased line. Condition: The fragment is broken along the lines of the bull's head. There is a hole punched through the guilloche border between the fourth and fifth units of the pattern. It is somewhat crumpled.

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