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Plaque with a Bee Woman

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The "Bee Artemis." Lower left corner gone. From Kameiros.

Provenance

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 Camirus); 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, 660–640 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 158.

Dimensions

Height: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.); width: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.397

Medium or Technique

Electrum

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment