1.27.2007

The Bactrian Gold II

More of the items found in the Bactrian Gold Hoard, currently on show at the Guimet in Paris.

Clasp with erotes on fish ('dolphins')
Tillia tepe, tomb II
1st century
gold
4.5 x 3.0 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan – MK 04.40.175

Pendant called «the sovereign and the dragons»
Tillia tepe, tomb II
1st century
gold, turquoise, garnets and lapis-lazuli
12.5 x 6.5 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan – MK 04.40.109

Five-petalled flowers
Tillia tepe, tomb VI
1st century
gold
diameter 3.0 cm ; L. 5.7 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan – MK 04.40.2


Clasp with erotes on fish ('dolphins')
Tillia tepe, tomb III
1st century
gold
4.2 x 4.9 cm
Musée National d’Afghanistan – MK 04.40.110


All photos © Thierry Ollivier / musée Guimet

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