possibly from Ashur, a superbly carved and detailed bull-calf of mottled red-brown agate with high karat gold wire and turned around the body.
For a very similar example and discussion see: Maxwell-Hyslop, K.R. "Western Asiatic Jewellery" (1971) page 177 ill. 111
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition. Museum quality, a rare and exceptional example.
Dimensions: Length: 1.5cm (5/8") Height: 1.5 cm (5/8 inch)
Provenance: Vernon Pick private collection, acquired in the late 1950s.