A SCYTHIAN OR CAUCASIAN BRONZE FINIAL
Circa 6th Century B.C.
The cylindrical shaft terminating in a biconical barrel-shaped bell with triangle cut-outs, the clapper missing, the bell surmounted by a bird of prey with spread wings and large circular eyes, gripping a snake in its long curving beak, the snake coiled around the bird's feet
47/8 in. (12.4 cm) long