Pendant with pairs of birds; reverse with a single bird

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 950-ca. 850 BCE
  • Geography

  • Material

    Marble (calcite)
  • Dimension

    H x W x D: 6.7 x 7.1 x 0.9 cm (2 5/8 x 2 13/16 x 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Description

    Wedge-shaped flat ladle handle with incised symmetrical design on one side and seated animal figure with beak on other side. Four sets of holes perforate surface on top and bottom edges, and upper and lower edges on animal figure side. Opaque, colorless glass with traces of red paint.
  • Collection

    Long-term loan
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Long-term loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; gift of John Gellatly, 1929.8.285
  • Type

    Jewelry and Ornament
  • Restrictions and Rights

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