London, South Kensington
25 April 2001
A PERSIAN ENGRAVED SHEET BRONZE PLAQUE
EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Rolled over at the top to form a suspension loop, the lower body with two chased friezes comprising two confronting ibex flanking a stylized tree, two similar confronting animals above, divided by two bands of incised double zigzags infilled with punched dots, attachment holes along the lower edge and at the side
10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) high; 4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) wide max.
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