Parthian Belt Ornament

Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by Metropolitan Museuem of Art
published on 13 November 2020
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This c. 1st- or 2nd-century CE gold ornament shows an eagle with its prey and is one of a pair, with the other on display in the British Museum, London. Ernst Herzfeld proposed that it was part of a treasure found in 1910–11 CE in a chamber tomb near Nihavend, Iran, possibly belonging to an aristocratic Parthian family. Another related piece of jewelry, found at Dalverzin Tepe in Uzbekistan, can be dated to the 1st century CE.

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