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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.
This charming bronze statuette (full cast) represents a young draped woman in motion (the weight of her body rests on the right leg).
This cross, which can still be opened and closed, is composed of two bronze boxes that were molded and held by hinges. A thick suspension ring enabled the encolpion to be worn as a pendant.
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