Plaque with female figure in high relief, wearing a chiton

Italic, Etruscan
Archaic Period
Late 6th century B.C.


Dimensions

Overall: 4.5cm (1 3/4in.) Overall: 2.96 gm (0.01 lb.)

Accession Number

1981.167

Medium or Technique

Gold

On View

Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The decoration is in filigree wire and granulation. Twisted wire forms her crown in a leaf pattern, her braids, her necklace, and the heavy hem of her chiton. Beads of granulation decorate her necklace and form the terminal curls of her hair.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Fritz Bürki, Thurgauerstrasse 76, 8050 Zurich, Switzerland; June 10, 1981: purchased by MFA from Fritz Bürki (Robert E. Hecht as agent)

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund and William E. Nickerson Fund