Plaque with female figure in high relief, wearing a chiton
Late 6th century B.C.
Overall: 4.5cm (1 3/4in.) Overall: 2.96 gm (0.01 lb.)
Medium or Technique
Anne and Blake Ireland Gallery (Gallery 210A)
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.
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)
Frederick Brown Fund and William E. Nickerson Fund