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Part of chain for votive plaque with bust of Zeus

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Imperial Period
Probably A.D. 70 or 180


Place of Manufacture: Southwest Asia Minor

Catalogue Raisonné

Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 049.

Dimensions

c) Length: 6.2 cm; diameter (max): 2.5 cm d) Length: 18.5 cm; diameter 1.5 cm e) Length: 4.4 cm; diameter: 0.5 cm f) Length: 3.6cm; diameter: 0.4 cm

Accession Number

58.351c-f

Medium or Technique

Silver

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

(c) Perhaps the terminal of the votive chain; on front decorated by bay leaves and berries in the same manner as the chain, on back a plain rope pattern
d) Two silver pieces of a votive chain which do not precisely join but are connected by a thick silver wire; silver is embossed with decoration of bay leaves and berries.
e) Perhaps a crushed fragment of (c), it has the same dual decoration of bay leaves and berries on front and the rope decoration on back
f) Also another crushed fragment of (c) with part of bay leave and rope decoration visible.

Provenance

By 1930: Jacob Hirsch Collection; by 1957: with Adolph Hess AG, Haldenstrasse 5, Lucerne, and William H. Schab, 602 Madison Avenue, New York 22 (auction of the Jacob Hirsch Collection, Hotel Schweizerhof, Lucerne, December 7, 1957, lot 61 [with MFA 58.352], provenance according to the Hess invoice: Seki Bazar [Kleinasien]); 1958: with William H. Schab, New York; purchased by MFA from William H. Schab, April 10, 1958, for $ 2,000.00 (this is the total price of 58.351-58.352)

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour