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Ritual object with eleven birds on a wheel

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Iynx-wheel. Eleven iynx birds (wry-necks) with folded wings are seated on the rim of a four-spoked wheel. One bird is restored. Linear geometric designs on upper and lower parts of the wheel. On the underside, two groups of ten and twelve apotropaic eyes (leaves), cross-hatching cross-hatched...

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By date unknown: according to MFA archival card: from Phaleron; by 1928: with Seltman; purchased by MFA from Seltman, March 1, 1928, for $ 463.30

Credit Line

John Michael Rodocanachi Fund

Greek, Late Geometric Period, 750–700 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


Height: 6.50 cm (2 9/16 in.); diameter: 21.5 cm (8 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World