7 December 2000
AN IRANIAN BRONZE ORNAMENT WITH GOLD IBEX APPLIQUÉS
Circa 1500-1200 B.C.
The shield-shaped ornament with a flat rim, adorned with three sheet gold appliqués, each in the form of an ibex head, with a lozenge-shaped muzzle and large curving horns
8. 9/16 in. (21.7 cm) diameter
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For a similar gold appliqué from Tepe Hisâr see pl. 21B in Pope, ed., A Survey of Persian Art, vol. VII.
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