A NEO-ELAMITE SILVER REPOUSÉ OMPHALOS
CIRCA EARLY 6TH CENTURY B.C.
Of hammered sheet silver, bulbous form, the top decorated with the figure of a lion attacking a bull, the feline with delicately engraved mane, large round eyes and striated whiskers, with detailed claws and collar-like ruffs around each paw, the recumbent bull with head thrown back, tail between its legs, its coat chased with diamond pattern over the neck and rump, with bitumen(?) core remaining
2 in. (5 cm.) high, 3 in. (7.6 cm.) diam. max.