Medallion with bust of Artemis, and chain
Greek or Thracian
2nd or early 1st century B.C.
Diameter: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
The medallion of thin gold has no backing; it depicts a bust of Artemis in relief, her head turned slightly to the right. She wears her quiver over her right shoulder and her peplos is pinned at the shoulders. Pairs of loops attached to the border above and below suggest a network of chains held the medallion in place. The heavy loop-in-loop chain terminates in rings.
Date unknown: according to a letter from Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley on May 28, 1959, the pendant was purchased by Mrs. J. Montgomery Sears from Dr. Hirsch in Paris on the advice of Matthew S. Prichard; by date unknown: Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley Collection (given to her at unknown date by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Cameron Bradley, daughter of Mrs. J. Montgomery Sears); May 14, 1959: gift to MFA of Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley in memory of Mrs. J. Montgomery Sears
Gift of Mrs. J. Gardner Bradley in memory of Mrs. J. Montgomery Sears