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Roundel with head of Medusa

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Medallic plaque with head of Medusa in high relief. Round plaque sunk within (separate) rim, with wave pattern on edge. Traces of gilding.

Provenance

By 1958: with Piero Tozzi, 137 East 57th Street, New York 22, N.Y. (said at the time of purchase to have been found at Tarentum over 20 years ago with MFA 59.299 and two medallions in the Art Museum at Princeton); October 13, 1960: purchased by MFA from Piero Tozzi for $ 3,500.00 (this is the total price for 60.1152-60.1154)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour

Greek, Hellenistic Period, about 150 B.C.

Dimensions

Height: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in) Diameter: 7.2 cm (2 13/16 in)

Accession Number

60.1152

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold leaf

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture