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Sicilian Greek artist's votive disc

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On an oval plaque, somewhat in the shape of an ancient diskos, appears the facade of a tetrastyle Ionic temple, a rosette in the pediment and scrolled akroteria on the roof. The fluting of the columns and the stone blocks of the three-stepped stylobate are clearly defined. To the right appears...

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Provenance

By date unknown: said to have been found near ancient Akragas (Agrigentum) and to come from a private collection near Zurich; by 1971: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr., June 7, 1972

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund

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

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 089; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 13.7 cm (4 3/4 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1972.391

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture