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Heartshaped gold ornament
2nd century B.C.E. - 2nd century C.E.

Parthian period

Gold
H: 5.3 W: 5.0 D: 1.0 cm
Iran

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Ten small loops on the back of this ornament allowed it to be sewn onto a garment. The naturalistic form of the two boars is modeled in high relief. Minute amounts of silver and copper color the nearly pure gold. A filling of pitch preserves the shape of the extremely thin gold sheet.