Occasionally we receive requests for help identifying an artifact of unknown origins, so we are hoping some of you may have expertise that could help.
The below item is a small gold wrought object that appears to depict an eagle that has been shot through its head causing the eyes to be displaced. The feet are bound and it may once have opened to be some kind of cuff ornamentation for a bow or something else.
The item was purchased from a seaman over 100 years ago, but its origin is unknown.
Has anyone seen something similar? Can anyone identify what culture this may belong to?