11 June 2003
A CAUCASIAN BRONZE PENDANT
Circa 1st-2nd Century A.D.
Cast in the form of two stags positioned back to back, each with rounded modeled contours, large tined horns and loop ears, each with a ring suspended from its mouth, standing on a horizontal groundline with suspension loops (most now lost) below, one loop preserving a pendant link
4¼ in. (10.8 cm) wide
Acquired by the current owner in Europe, in 1999
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For a related example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, although only depicting a single stag, see no. 31 in Bunker, Chatwin & Farkas, "Animal Style" Art from East to West.
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