Byzantine Eagle

Culture: Byzantine
Period: 10th-12th century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 7.8 cm x 12.2 cm
Price: 900 Euro
Ref: 3139
Provenance: Collection Dr. Deppert, acquired in the 1970s. Thence Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, Frankfurt, Germany. Accompanied by a certificate of Galerie Antiken-Kabinett Gackstätter, inventory number 4407.
Condition: One wing and one enamel eye missing, otherwise intact.
Description: Standard attachment in the shape of a stylized eagle. The framed opening at the bottom and on the back of the bird served for taking on the shaft. The animal itself is worked out in many details. The head with the bird of prey beak which is bent and tapering downwards. The beak itself is open on the side. Both round eyes are deeply notched, on one side an enamel inlay is still preserved. The plumage is thickly incised in cold work starting from the head. The tail is not decorated and tapering towards the end.