Horned Lion-griffins, 500-300 B.C. (Region of Iran)

Plaque with horned lion-griffins Period:Achaemenid Date:ca. century B. Geography:Iran Culture:Achaemenid Medium:Gold Dimensions:H. cm Classification:Metalwork-Ornaments Plaque with horned lion-griffins

Pair of Achaemenid Gold Bracelets with Winged-caprid Termini with Cloisonne Inlay, mid 6th-4th century BCE. Gold with lapis lazuli and carnelian inlay.

Pair of Achaemenid Gold Bracelets with Winged-caprid Termini with Cloisonne Inlay, mid century BCE. Gold with lapis lazuli and carnelian inlay.

Scythian Gold and Turquoise Zoomorphic Handle, Southern Urals, c. 4th century BC

Scythian Gold and Turquoise Zoomorphic Handle, Southern Urals, c. century BC Scythian art combined Eastern elements with influences from the Hellenic states on the northern coast of the Black Sea. The principal feature of Scythian art is its use.

Greek Gold Ring with a Siren, Sphinx and Hippocamp, 6th Century BC In Greek mythology Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky...

Greek Gold Ring with a Siren, Sphinx and Hippocamp, Century BC In Greek mythology Sirens were dangerous yet beautiful creatures, portrayed as femmes fatales who lured nearby sailors with their enchanting music and voices to shipwreck on the rocky.

Golden Achaemenid ornament depicting a lion’s head and dating back to the 5th-6th century BCE. The city of Babylon served as the main imperial capital for the Achaemenid Persians until 331 BCE.

(Iraq) Golden Achaemenid ornament depicting a lion’s head. ca century BCE. The city of Babylon served as the main imperial capital for the Achaemenid Persians until 331 BCE.

Disk Brooch,  circa 600-500, Vendel, copper alloy, gilt. This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.

Brooch, Vendel Copper alloy with gilding; cm) This brooch is from the Vendel period in Swedish history, which precedes the Viking age. Abstractly designed small brooches like these were fashionable until Viking oval brooches replaced them.

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It has the shape of a lion and is dated to the period of the Achaemenid Dynasty century B.

Embossed ornament in the form of a lion-griffin, from the Oxus treasure Achaemenid Persian, 5th-4th century BCFrom the region of Takht-i Kuw... British Museum

Ornament in the form of a griffin-lion Achaemenid Persian, century BC From the region of Takht-i Kuwad, Tadjikistan This embossed ornament is part of the Oxus treasure, the most important.

Achaemenid Art (astrological Leo)

Achaemenid Art - The mark of the ancient Lion-Sun (Arya) Fellowship, whose seers and symbols are observed from Egypt to Babylon to Persia to the Indus, where it is the symbol of the Buddha.

Skythen/Saka Artefakt ca.500-400.vor Chr. von Sibirien Gold, Türkis und Koralle, Sibirische Sammlung Hermitage Museum St.Petersburg Russia

Coiled Arm Decoration Sakae Culture Period: Early Iron Age, - century BC Archaeological site: Siberia Material: gold, turquoise, corals and black stone State Hermitage Museum

A FINE PRE-ACHAEMENID GOLD IBEX HEAD PROTOME   CIRCA 7TH CENTURY B.C.   With powerful neck and heavy horns curving backwards with chased ribbing, the long ears held alert, with boldly chased facial details, wide eyes with tear ducts and triple-ridged arching eyebrows, nostrils flaring, with cross-hatched forelock and short striated hairs framing the jaws, the hollow interior with remains of bitumen core, mounted  2 in. (5 cm.) high

A fine pre-Achaemenid gold ibex head protome circa century B. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2003 With powerful neck and heavy horns.

Anello d'oro persiano antico, 500 A.C. - Teheran IRAN.

Persian gold ring - 500 BC, 2 running lions on each side, floral design, garnet intaglio with standing king with a horse by his side

Disk Brooch, early 600s  Anglo-Saxon; Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England  Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

Probably made in Faversham, southeastern England; Found at Teynam, southeastern England Gold, cells inset with garnets and glass, border inlaid with niello

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