Gold Eyes and Mouth Foils of a Macedonian Warrior

Culture: Macedonian
Period: 6th century B.C.
Material: Gold
Dimensions: 17 cm (length of the pair of eyes); 9.2 cm (length of the mouth).
Price: Sold
Ref: 2318
Provenance: Collection Jakob Levy, Tel Aviv. Exported with an export approval certificate by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Condition: One eye slightly dented, otherwise intact.
Description: Leaf-shaped eyes of delicate gold sheet connected over a nose piece. The large iris circular, the pupils punched, finely engraved lashes in almond-shaped form. Above thickly hatched brows, the lower end framed by a wavy band. The mouth belonging is also of a thin gold sheet and in leaf-shape. The rim decorated by dots and an encircling wavy band. Through the middle runs a finely drawn line between the upper- and lower lip, whose outer ends are also framed by fine lines. For reference of the type of gold foils see the warriors from Archontiko in the archaeological museum of Pella, which were considered to symbolize the social high ranking.