A Byzantine Bird Applique
ca 6th - 7th century CE
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the well stylized body without design; the beak is finely rendered and the tail feathers are indicated by several small notches on the tip; the area between the body and tail is adorned with one small, semi-circular ridge; the base of the bird is slightly concave.
Condition: Intact and in excellent condition overall.
Dimensions: Height: 1.1 cm (1/2 in), Length: 2 cm (3/4 in).
Provenance: Private Dutch collection acquired early 1970s