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Jane Zimmerman: Griffen, adapted from a 6th-9th century BC Persian stone "lion roundel". Executed in 1976 on a silk ground, primarily in gold and silver Japan metal in addition to silver kid, gilt and silver twisted cord (tarnished) and silver twist over multiple layers of felt to produce the sculptured appearance.

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Persian Roundel Achaemenid Period Reign of Artaxerxes II, ca. 404-359 B.C. This snarling winged lion worked in gold repoussé attests to the exceptional skill of Achaemenid goldsmiths. The back of the horned feline's body and the slender twisted cord that surrounds it bear sixteen tiny loops for attachment to a garment or textile. Greek writers often speak of the tremendous wealth of the Persians, and Herodotus writes that King Xerxes' troops "were adorned with the greatest magnificenc...


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