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    Electrum recumbent animal. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)
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    Electrum recumbent animal, back view. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Electrum recumbent animal

Date
Late sixth or early fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.133.96
Inventory No.
1.133.96
Material
Electrum
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments
Description
The animal is shown lying right, with head facing, and legs folded beneath the body. It has a flat oval base edged with beaded wire. It can be seen clearly that the animal was made in two halves, with the edge of the back half overlapping the front. There are no diagnostic features to enable identification of the genus or species of the animal (Özgen and Öztürk 1996). Height 0.011 m, length of base 0.011 m, weight 0.87 g.
Comments
From the Lydian Treasure, provenience unknown. Compare examples from Sardis, No. 136, and Ephesus, No. 140. The former No. 187 was used to make such examples, proving that they were made in Lydia.
Discussed
Baughan, “Lydian Burial Customs”; Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”; Kerschner, “Lydians and Ionians”; Meriçboyu, “Lydian Jewelry”
Bibliography
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 155.
Author
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