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    Silver recumbent ram from Lydian Treasure. (Courtesy of the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum, Istanbul)

Silver recumbent ram from Lydian Treasure

Date
Late sixth or early fifth century BC, Late Lydian (Persian)
Museum
Uşak, Archaeological Museum, 1.135.96
Inventory No.
1.135.96
Material
Silver
Object Type
Jewelry and Ornaments
Description
The ram is shown lying left, with head facing, and legs folded beneath the body. The fleece is marked by stippling in regular lines, and the head by hatching. The horns are ridged. The articulation of the stylized hind legs and the hooves is prominently marked, and outlined in places by a notched ridge. The two halves are joined by a neat seam. Around the neck is a necklace of beaded wire with a large rosette pendant, with a projecting central granule and the six petals outlined by plain wire. To the back of the animal is attached a ring, lightly beaded down the center. Beneath the animal is a small oval base with beading. (Özgen and Öztürk 1996) Height 0.035 m, length 0.033 m, weight 9.67 g.
Comments
From the Lydian Treasure, provenience unknown. See No. 184.
Discussed
Baughan, “Lydian Burial Customs”; Özgen, “Lydian Treasure”; Kerschner, “Lydians and Ionians”; Meriçboyu, “Lydian Jewelry”
Bibliography
Özgen and Öztürk 1996, no. 157; Meriçboyu 2001, 61-63.
Author
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