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Square plate with incised decoration: A. Horse walking to left, with loose rein; above, bird to left; below, bird flying to left and two stars. B. Lion walking to right, with prey in mouth; above, star, small flying bird and fish (?); below, two stars. Green patina; the plate has been cleaned....

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Provenance

By date unknown with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: said to be from Thebes; bought in Athens); 1898: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 69,618.13 (this figure is the total price for MFA 98.641-98.940)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Geometric Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 264; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 122 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Length: 18.7 cm (7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

98.643

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Fibulae