COMPASS Title: Gold griffin-headed armlet from the Oxus treasure

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124017

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COMPASS Title: Gold griffin-headed armlet from the Oxus treasure

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  • Gold armlet; penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square set

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  • COMPASS Title: Gold griffin-headed armlet from the Oxus treasure

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  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Full: Front

  • Gold armlet; penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Full: Front

  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Full: Front

  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Full: Back

  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Front:Top

  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Side

  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Full: Back

  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Full: Front

  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Full: Front

  • Gold armlet: penannular, the hoop almost solid at the back and tubular towards the ends which are in the form of winged monsters with griffin heads, their hind quarters and legs being in low relief; the horns are chiselled into a series of deep square settings close together, and the ends are cup-shaped; the neck and breast, the outer side of the wings, and the back are ornamented with fine applied cells or cloisons which in the first two instances imitate feathers, and on the back are in the form of broad circumflex accents placed one above the other across a rectangular sunken panel; the face, body and limbs are deeply chased with hollows following the lines of the bodies of the monsters and which, like all the applied cells and chiselled settings, were originally inlaid with coloured stones, including lazulite, although no trace of these survive; the heads, ears, horns and wings are separately made.

    Full: Front