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Clothing attachment with head of Aphrodite

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One of a group of three votive "shields" or discs, probably for attachment to clothing (see 1972.201 and 1972.202). A female head (Aphrodite ?) is in frontal relief; the border is formed from beaded wire. There is a loop in the center back for attachment.


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.


Diameter: 4 cm.

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Earrings, Flares, Plugs, Studs