Silver Furniture Ornaments from the Esquiline Treasure

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 02 October 2016
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These probably formed the terminals to the arm-rests of a chair. Each is in the form of a forearm , with a twisted band around the wrist, and hand gripping a sceptre. The elaborate gilding and the sceptre imagery implies that the owner was not only rich but also held a significant public office. Part of the Esquiline Treasure, which was discovered in the year 1793 CE, at the foot of the Esquiline Hill, Rome, Italy. Circa 380 CE. From Rome. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, October 02). Silver Furniture Ornaments from the Esquiline Treasure. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5750/silver-furniture-ornaments-from-the-esquiline-trea/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Furniture Ornaments from the Esquiline Treasure." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 02, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5750/silver-furniture-ornaments-from-the-esquiline-trea/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Silver Furniture Ornaments from the Esquiline Treasure." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Oct 2016. Web. 02 Dec 2021.

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