Strap attachment

Thracian
Classical Period
about 400–350 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x width: 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1996.30

Medium or Technique

Silver with gold leaf

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

Strap attachment in the form of a pinwheel of animal heads. Openwork plaque with four griffin-protomes in a pinwheel arrangement. Gilding on central boss and on manes, ears, and eyes of griffins. Loop on the back for attachment.

Provenance

By 1995: with Sotheby's, 34-35 New Bond Street, London W1A 2AA (Sotheby's auction, December 14, 1995, lot 206); purchased by MFA from Sotheby's, March 27, 1996

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund