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Carter No.: 256dd

Handlist description: Dagger in gold and cloisonné work

Card/Transcription No.: 256dd-3

256, dd. 3

Below the above frieze the whole field is heavily embossed and chased with a scene of wild animals and plants; the subjects being: - from top downwards a. Young male ibex attacked by a lion from underneath; b. Male calf galloping with slughi-hound on its back biting its tail; c. Adult male ibex attacked by a cheetah (tail annulated) on shoulders and neck, and a lion grappling with the antelope from below (upon the shoulder of the lion <> rosette). d. A galloping bull being attacked by a hound from underneath. e. Young male calf in full retreat. (Note: the plants, in field between the animals, are treated conventionally as ornaments.). This scene terminates at the bottom (point) with a floral device: - <>

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Card no. 256dd-3 relating to Carter no. 256dd
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