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Plaque in the shape of a shield

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Plaque in the shape of a Hellenistic shield decorated with a figure of Victory (Nike) emerging from a thunderbolt. The plaque is worked in repoussé with a large palmette framing the figure of a draped goddess whose lower half merges into a chalice of acanthus foliage. The edges are pierced...

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Provenance

By 1980: with Mr. Malekzadhe Mokhri, Isak Antiques, 1050 2nd Avenue at 55th and 56th Streets, New York, N.Y. 10022; purchased by MFA from Mr. Malekzadhe Mokhri, Isak Antiques, February 20, 1980

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 3rd century B.C.

Dimensions

Height (max.): 13.8 cm; width (max.): 7.5 cm

Accession Number

1980.31

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment