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Ornament

Object Number:20965
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Egypt
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Metal
Bronze (uncertain)
Copper (uncertain)
Technique:Gilded
Iconography:Flower
Length: 4.5 cm
Width: 2.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Lucy Wharton (Joseph) Drexel, 1898

Description

Flower. Bit of stem below, a small sphere at bottom and a large one above. A tight sheath, four sided, from which spring a crowded cluster of petals with jagged outlines. Stamens rise above the petals at center. The basic metal is blackish with many traces of gilding.

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