Incised horse frontlet carved into the shape of a flowering, volute palmette tree

Ivory | 10.7 x 5.6 x 5.3cm | c. 9th-8th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

This ivory plaque is carved into the form of a flowering, voluted palmette emerging from a wide stalk. The crowning floral ornamentation includes volutes, leaves, and a central, oval bud, all outlined with incision. The stalk is ornamented with two b...
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