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Clothing attachment with bands of vegetal ornament

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One of a group of three votive "shields" or discs, probably for attachment to clothing (see 1972.200 and 1972.202). This shield is decorated with four concentric bands of running ornment in filigree wire around a central rosette in two layers. The inner layer of the rosette has ten petals, the...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; April 12, 1972: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 200 B.C.

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.5 cm.

Accession Number

1972.201

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs