Plaque in the shape of a shield

Greek
Hellenistic Period
3rd century B.C.


Dimensions

Height (max.): 13.8 cm; width (max.): 7.5 cm

Accession Number

1980.31

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Plaque in the shape of a Hellenistic shield decorated with a figure of Victory (Nike) emerging from a thunderbolt. The plaque is worked in repoussé with a large palmette framing the figure of a draped goddess whose lower half merges into a chalice of acanthus foliage. The edges are pierced with small holes for attachment to a functional object. The bottom point is broken off. Provincial.

Provenance

By 1980: with Mr. Malekzadhe Mokhri, Isak Antiques, 1050 2nd Avenue at 55th and 56th Streets, New York, N.Y. 10022; purchased by MFA from Mr. Malekzadhe Mokhri, Isak Antiques, February 20, 1980

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund