ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN BRONZE
Measurements: 65 cm – length, 14 cm – width
Description: An exceptionally rare object, a Near Eastern bronze rectangular sheet, which served as a fitting for a quiver. The quiver fitting is tapering toward the end and is decorated in seven square registers in repoussé technique, divided by bands of rosettes. The registers are decorated with plain repoussé square pattern, alternating with lions prancing to the left. The quiver fitting features attachment holes along all four sides, for stitching to the leather container that was not preserved. The item is mounted on the flat acrylic stand for protection and display.
Provenance: Ex. Axel Guttmann collection, acquired in 1987 in Frankfurt, from there ex. Hermann Historica Munich auction, 2009.
Reference: The Metropolitan Museum
Period: 1st millennium BC
Condition: Fine, red-brown and green patina all over the surface, the item has jagged edges and large fragments missing, especially along the rim, minor holes on the surface and indentations due to impacts over age. The item is mounted on a custom acrylic stand for protection.