Clothing attachment with head of Aphrodite

Greek
Hellenistic Period
about 200 B.C.


Dimensions

Diameter: 4 cm.

Accession Number

1972.200

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

One of a group of three votive “shields” or discs, probably for attachment to clothing (see 1972.201 and 1972.202). A female head (Aphrodite ) is in frontal relief; the border is formed from beaded wire. There is a loop in the center back for attachment.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; April 12, 1972: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund