USEFUL BRONZE

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USEFUL BRONZE
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Displayed below, are objects of utilitarian use. A large bronze,hollow protome (protruding piece) in the shape of a ram’s head, Item 1  may have been attached to a pole and perhaps was part of the exterior design of a dwelling. Realistically executed, it shows the influence of Greek metalworking traditions.
The beautifully crafted Pendant with Animal Motif, Item 2, might have been used as a door knocker. The pendant features the eagle sitting on a snake (on top); on the sides are the heads of a unicorn and a small figurine of a male deity, and below is the deer head.
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Finally, formerly attached to a door or a piece of furniture, Item 3 is decorated with two graceful animal heads.
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IMAGE CITATION:
1. Argali Head, 5th-3rd Centuries B.C.
Bronze: molding
2.  Pendant with Animal Motif, 2nd Century B.C.-2nd Century A.D.
Bronze: lost-wax molding process
3.  Furniture or Door Detail, 1st-2nd Centuries A.D.
Bronze: molding, engraving
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