43 A Gold Vessel

43 • A Gold Vessel

Ancient Bactria, 3rd millennium BC
Size: 4 cm high

This vessel is an example of extreme technical wizardry. It was beaten and shaped with its four bears’ heads out of a thick sheet of gold, without any soldering. Also between two of the heads there’s a small loop, enabling its owner to hang it around his person.

The report of the scientific examination by Striptwist Laboratory is available.