Gold Sheets for Eyes and Mouth dating to the Archaic Period

Culture: Greek
Period: 7th-6th century B.C.
Material: Gold
Dimensions: 11.8 cm long (pair of eyes); 6.5 cm long (mouth); 25.5 cm x 25.5 cm (frame)
Price: Sold
Ref: 2488
Provenance: From the Bavarian collection M. W., acquired in the 1990s at Numismata in Munich, Germany.
Condition: The left eye, from the viewer's perspective, slightly indented, otherwise intact and of beautiful quality.
Description: A belonging set of gold sheets which were placed on the eyes and mouth of a deceased, high-ranking warrior. The eyes of finely worked out gold sheet which are connected by a nose bracket. The large iris is almond-shaped, at the rim an encircling band of punched dots. The belonging mouth also of thin gold sheet and leaf shaped. The rim of punched dots. Across the centre a finely drawn line between the upper- and lower lip. Mounted in a black frame behind glass for suspension on a wall or for placing on some furniture.