Offering Plaques with Animals
- 5th - 2nd century B.C.
5th‐2nd century B.C.
(a)H. 3.2 cm, W. 4.6 cm(b)H. 1.0 cm, W. 1.4 cm
cH. 1.1 cm, W. 1.4 cm(d)H. 1.0 cm, W. 1.4 cm
(e)H. 2.0 cm, W. 4.7 cm(f)H. 1.0 cm, W. 1.9 cm
(g)H. 2.1 cm, W. 2.5 cm(h)H. 1.2 cm, W. 1.7 cm
(i)H. 1.1 cm, W. 1.6 cm(j)H. 1.0 cm, W. 1.6 cm
(k)H. 4.2 cm, W. 1.9 cm(l)H. 1.0 cm, W. 2.7 cm
(m)H. 1.0 cm, W. 1.6 cm
These gold sheets show images of zebus (a-d, f), rams (e, h, k) and a donkey (k). Plaque k shows three animals, a donkey, ram and young ram, while the young ram is shown eating palm leaves. This last scene traces back to the 3rd millennium BC in West Asia.