20 April 2005
TWO PERSIAN SILVER STAG PENDANTS
EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Each with four openwork bell-shaped pendants suspended from leg ring terminals, the long bodies with attachment loop on the back, mounted, 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm.) long av.; and a silver alloy ram's head terminal, with curled horns and circular ring eyes, socket on underside, 1¼ in. (3.2 cm.) long (3)
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Items one and two: Animals, 1996, III, no. 223 a/b.
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Specialist Sarah Reynolds highlights the sumptuous work of the Pre-Raphaelites’ second and third generations
Specialist Camille de Foresta explains how these two large beasts were made some 1,000 years ago to accompany their Chinese owner into the afterlife