1.22.2007

Afghanistan: Finds from Aï Khanoum

A few metal goods from Aï Khanoum in the Afghanistan Rediscovered exhibition at the Guimet in Paris.

Handle from a cauldron decorated with female busts set in acanthus leaves.
Aï Khanoum,
from the sanctuary of the temple with indented niches
3rd century BC
Bronze 13.7 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan - MK 04.42.6


Plaque with Cybele in her chariot pulled by lions
Aï Khanoum,
from the sanctuary of the temple with indented niches
3rd century BC
Gilt silver
Diameter 25 cm

Crescent with a female face
Aï Khanoum,
from the sanctuary of the temple with indented niches
3rd century BC
Copper and Bronze
13.7 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan - MK 04.42.10




All images © Thierry Ollivier / musée Guimet

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