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Plaque with incised figural decoration

Rectangular plaque broken on two sides and missing one corner. Pierced hole in upper right corner. A nude male strides to the left amid spiraling tendrils. He grasps the vines with his raised right hand and his lowered left hand. Bottom edge decorated with wave pattern: left edge decorated...

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Said to have come from Bulgaria; 1955: acquired from Sir Charles Ponsonby by an Anonymous Private Collector; Anonymous gift to MFA, September 17, 1997

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Anonymous gift

Roman, Imperial Period, 3rd century A.D.


9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.) x 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)

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The Ancient World