Plate

Greek
Archaic Period
about 530 B.C.


Place of Manufacture: Greece, Attica, Athens

Dimensions

1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

65.1167

Medium or Technique

Ceramic, Black Figure

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Vessels

Decoration Description: Clay disc pierced with two holes for suspension or fastening as lid (?); worn black, white and red paint on unglazed clay.
Side A: two torus moldings framing convex rim, sunken roundel with seated winged sphinx left, tongue border.
Side B: flat rim, raised ring framing sunken roundel with seated winged sphinx and flower (?) right. Ivy leaves on rim, dots on ring.

Double-faced disc or plate

Provenance

By date unknown: on the art market in Athens; purchased for MFA by Mrs. C. C. Vermeule, Jr.; gift of Mrs. C. C. Vermeule,Jr. to MFA, September 22, 1965

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Cornelius C. Vermeule, Jr.