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Applique in the shape of a lion's head

Period:
Achaemenid
Date:
ca. 6th–4th century B.C.
Geography:
Iran
Culture:
Achaemenid
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
H. 1 7/8 x W. 2 1/4 in. (4.8 x 5.7 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Ornaments
Credit Line:
Gift of Khalil Rabenou, 1956
Accession Number:
56.154.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 405
Acquired by the Museum in 1956, gift of Khalil Rabenou, New York.

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“Ancient Persia: the Art of an Empire.” The University Museum, Austin, Texas, The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, February 12, 1978–June 17, 1978.

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Schmandt-Besserat, Denise. 1978. Ancient Persia: The Art of an Empire. exh. cat. Austin, Texas: University Art Museum, p. 70, no. 79.

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Bell, Joseph. 1985. Metropolitan Zoo. New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 106.

Aruz, Joan, Ann Farkas, Andrei Alekseev, and Elena Korolkova, eds. 2000. The Golden Deer of Eurasia: Scythian and Sarmatian Treasures from the Russian Steppes, exh. cat. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 265, fig. 89.

Stark, Sören. 2012. “Elites and their Connections to the Outside World.” In Nomads and Networks: The Ancient Art and Culture of Kazakhstan, exh. cat. edited by Sören Stark and Karen S. Rubinson. New York: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World; Princeton: Princeton University Press, pp. 119-126, fig. 7-20.
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