Bee or Fly


Medium: Gold

Dates:late 4th century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 3/8 x 3/4 in. (1 x 1.9 cm)


Accession Number: 71.79.12

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: Triangular-shaped crack in ventral side; piece somewhat crushed.

Brooklyn Museum