Gilded decorated disk
The silver disk was gilded. The decoration shows a kneeling man fighting with a lion. Above him a ram is depicted, flanked by two lions with gaping maws. At the bottow there are two dogs and a cow’s head in the middle.
The style indicates a thracian orgin and ended up in the Netherlands either as booty won by the Celts or a piece of merchandise.
1st century BC
Found in the Netherlands, Limburg, Helden
Source: Leiden Museum of Antiquities
Starry Night (detail)
Vincent Van Gogh
Oil on canvas, 1889
Solomon J. Solomon (1860-1927), Samson - vers 1887.