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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.


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


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, The Ancient World



(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.


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