Laterally curved silver-gilt sub-rectangular fragment from a decorative mount of uncertain function. The fragment has been cast, then finished off by hand and gilded overall on the decorative surface. Surviving portion is decorated with a square panel containing zoomorphic decoration of a long-legged feline creature, the body in profile and the head turned to the front. The fur on the body, neck and haunch is represented by finely ribbed herringbone engraving, and the tail developed into an elaborate chip-carved interlace which crosses over the body to enmesh the legs and feet. Framed by plain borders top and bottom, and upright borders with diagonal engraving.

An00020066 001 l



Found In
In Gallery


Acquired In

Empty fields

We failed to find metadata for the fields listed below. It's very likely the British Museum RDF record contains the answer.
(You can click on these, but the ones with "_" in them don't work as facets. You'll see a blank page. We'll fix that at some point.)

label Acquired From Related Event About the Works Of Depicted Depicted Depicted Previous Owner In Inscription Place Depicted Inscribed With From About Authority (?) Inscription By In Series dimension_depth dimension_diameter dimension_thickness dimension_width By Ethnic Group Found, Excavated, Collected By inscription_note Author Calligrapher Designer Artist Influenced By Likely / Unlikely (?) Maker Made In Painter Painted In Photographer Printmaker Publisher Published In px_condition School title_translation Ware

Code / Data

View JSON  /   Download RDF  /   View RDF (web view)  /   Search British Museum website for object