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Achaemenid Bronze Plaque - LA.555
Origin: Persia
Circa: 500 BC to 400 BC
Dimensions: 3.875" (9.8cm) high
Collection: Near Eastern Antiquities
Style: Achaemenid


Nearly rectangular in form, this plaque features a mythological figure in relief in the form of a bearded man with bulls horns and ears, his head rendered frontally, wearing Persian trousers and cloak, with a cylindrial object in his left hand, a crescent moon and incised star above. The plaque perhaps served as a matrix for the fabrication of sheet-metal figures. Provenance: Royal-Athena Galleries, New York, 1988 - (LA.555)

 

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