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Plaque with bee goddess

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Rectangular gold plaque, repoussé technique. The "Bee Artemis." Piece broken from lower edge.


By date unknown: W. H. Forman Collection; inherited from him by Mrs. Burt and then, about 1889, by A. H. Browne; by 1899: with Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, 13 Wellington Strand, London, W.C. (sale of the Forman collection, June 19-22, lot 397, partial; said to have come from Kameiros, Rhodes); 1899: with Edward Perry Warren; 1899: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 32,500.00 (this is the total price for MFA 99.338-99.542)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, East Greek, Orientalizing Period, 640–630 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Kameiros, Rhodes, Greece


Height: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.); width: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Electrum, repoussé


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment