Fragment of gold frieze by Unknown Artist

A fragment of a beaten gold frieze, with a winged and snarling lion; maybe from an object of furniture.

Details

Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
10 cm
Art Fund grant:
£475 ( Total: £950)
Acquired in:
1957

The curling wing feathers of the lion are typical of work of the Archaemenid period, and it seems that it may be an example of work of the earliest Archaemenid artists.

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

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