Clothing attachment with head of Aphrodite
about 200 B.C.
Diameter: 4 cm.
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
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.
By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; April 12, 1972: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund