London, South Kensington
27 October 2009
A PAIR OF ACHAEMENID GOLD LION-GRIFFIN ATTACHMENTS
5TH-4TH CENTURY B.C.
Each plaque in the form of the forepart of a horned lion-griffin, the horn and face with recesses for inlay, part lapis lazuli and cornelian elements remaining, twin attachment loops on rear edge
Both 2¼ in. (5.7 cm.) long (2)
Acquired in the late 1970s.
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