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Object Number:53-31-5
Current Location: Middle East Galleries
Currently On Display
Provenience: Iran
Ziwiyeh
Date Made: 9th century BC
Early Date: -899
Late Date: -800
Section:Near Eastern
Materials:Gold
Credit Line:Purchased from K. Rabenou, 1953

Description

Probably ornament for a belt. Incomplete. Rectangular; on each long side, 3 pairs of birds heads back to back forming a scalloped edge; in middle register two circular depressions 2 animals butting the one to the left, the other separating this group from a second similar group (?) of which only the animal facing right remains. Blue glazed inlay for bird and animal eyes (only 8 present) and probably for large depressions.


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