AN ACHAEMENID GOLD RAM-HEADED BRACELET
AN ACHAEMENID GOLD RAM-HEADED BRACELET
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This lot is offered without reserve. PROPERTY FROM THE ESTATE OF YRIS R. SOLOMON (1935-2021)
AN ACHAEMENID GOLD RAM-HEADED BRACELET

CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.

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AN ACHAEMENID GOLD RAM-HEADED BRACELET
CIRCA 5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
4 1⁄2 in. (10.7 cm.) long
Provenance
with K. Rabenou Gallery, New York, acquired by 1970; thence by continuous descent to the current owner, New York.
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Lot Essay

The bracelet is composed of two hollow tubes, with one inserted into the other, once pinned in place. At the join is a band decorated with two rows of opposing granulated triangles. Each end terminates in a ram head with ridged, underslung horns, and a collar similarly ornamented with granulated triangles. Bracelets with animal or monster head terminals were popular during the Achaemenid period. For another also with ram head terminals, different in style, see the example from the Oxus Treasure, no. 164 in J. Curtis and N. Tallis, Forgotten Empire, The World of Ancient Persia.

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