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Shoulder-strap of a cuirass with a head of an Amazon

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Head of an Amazon in relief. The Amazon wears a Phrygian cap, a coiled necklace with rosette pendant, and loop earrings. She faces to the front and slightly to her right. A uniform stippling covers the cap. Part of the upper hinge is preserved, with three rivets. Six holes punched around the rim...

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By 1986: with Acanthus Gallery of Art, 138 East 74th Street, New York 10021; purchased by MFA from Acanthus Gallery of Art, June 25, 1986

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 119.


Height: 16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Armor