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Shield with the head of a Dioskouros

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Round shield with a molded rim. At the center of the field is the head of a long-haired youth, probably one of the Dioskouroi (Kastor and Pollux). Two stars would have flanked his head. Faint traces of red on field, gold on hair and rim. Two small parts of rim missing. Objects in the MFA from...

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By 1897: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: [one of] 28 round shields and oblong shields sent with the Erotes as from the same grave [at Eretria]); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

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Catharine Page Perkins Fund

Greek, Hellenistic Period, 310–240 B.C.


Eretria, Euboia, Greece


Diameter: 9 cm ( 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Terracotta, gilded and painted


The Ancient World