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Plaque with female figure in high relief, wearing a chiton

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The decoration is in filigree wire and granulation. Twisted wire forms her crown in a leaf pattern, her braids, her necklace, and the heavy hem of her chiton. Beads of granulation decorate her necklace and form the terminal curls of her hair.


By date unknown: with Fritz Bürki, Thurgauerstrasse 76, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland; June 10, 1981: purchased by MFA from Fritz Bürki (Robert E. Hecht as agent)

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Frederick Brown Fund and William E. Nickerson Fund

Italic, Etruscan, Archaic Period, Late 6th century B.C.


Overall: 4.5cm (1 3/4in.) Overall: 2.96 gm (0.01 lb.)

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The Ancient World