London, South Kensington
15 May 2002
A GRAECO-PERSIAN SHEET GOLD VESSEL COVER
CIRCA 7TH CENTURY B.C.
In two parts, each decorated in repoussé with encircling frieze of orientalizing animals including a bull, lion, goat and antelope, rosettes in the field, the lower bowl section with band of 'Greek key' pattern above and tongued frieze around the base, the base reinforced later
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) diam.
Formerly in the collection of Colonel Norman Colville, M.C. (1893-1974).
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