Pair of Bracelets with Lions' Heads

  • Achaemenid period (6th - 4th century B.C.)
  • Gold
  • W-7.9
Catalogue Entry

Achaemenid period (6th‐4th century B.C.)
Each W. 7.9 cm
A tube of equal thickness was formed by rolling a gold sheet, and then formed into a small, round bottomed "ω" form with separately formed lion heads attached at each end. The lion heads are simply expressed, with round pupils inside almond-shaped eyes, a forelock at the top of his head, mane sections around his neck and a nose and mouth.