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Relief with Achilles on Skyros

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Relief based on story of Achilles receiving his armor on the island of Skyros. Deidameia kneels in front, holding a sheathed sword in both hands with a shield behind her. At left, a woman with her left hand to her head, King Lykomedes in the center, and a youth at the right. In the background,...

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By date unknown: Kofler Collection (according to a letter from Herbert Cahn); by 1972: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G, Malzgasse 25, CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland (Sonderliste O, December 1972, no. 76: from Egypt and later from the Maurice Nahman Collection [sold in Paris, June 1953, 276]); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., April 14, 1976

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Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

Byzantine, Early Byzantine Period, 4th–5th century A.D.


Legacy dimension: H.: 19cm W.: 10.7 cm

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The Ancient World