Jewellery former (mould) with image of Astarte - ROM2010_11494_49

ROM2010_11494_49

Jewellery former (mould) with image of Astarte

Medium:Cast bronze
Geography: Phoenicia (modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel)
Date: c. 6th century BC
Period: Levantine Iron Age
Dimensions:
3.29 x 1.73 x 0.95 cm
Object number: 2007.65.1
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionThroughout antiquity, goldsmiths used a variety of tools to fashion their products. Formers served as templates – gold sheet could be pressed and tooled over one to produce a raised figure as seen here.
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