79. A Gold Pendant in the form of an Eagle with Outspread Wings

Ancient Bactria, 3rd millennium BC 
Size: 4 cm high, 6 cm wide

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The body and wings of the eagle are cloisonné decorated with lapis lazuli, turquoise and agate, fixed with bitumen. The eyes are inlaid with shell, the legs and claws of the bird are at the front of the body as if at the moment of attack.

The report of the scientific examination by Striptwist Laboratory is available.