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Achaemenid or Greek art
5th – 4th century B.C.
D : 21.3 cm
Complete and in a remarkable state, except for a few strokes and small deformations; traces of corrosions and patina under the bottom.
These two pieces of jewelry are characterized by their simple and linear shape: the gold wire forms a loop that tapers towards the clasp and terminates with a small dolphin protome at the other end.
This brooch was modeled in a thin, but strong bronze plaque. It represents a horse with a stylized and simple, though clear outline.
This brooch was modeled from a thin but resistant bronze plate, which shows a central, cross-shaped openwork pattern: it is decorated with a symmetrical, abstract motif composed of four circles alternating with lanceolate leaves.
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