Fragment of frieze

Greek
Archaic Period


Dimensions

0.22 H. 0.465 L.

Accession Number

97.358

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

On View

Evanthea and Leo Condakes Gallery (Gallery 113A)

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Two griffins facing one another, on either side of a palm tree; above, and egg-and-dart pattern and a simple guilloche. Patches of yellow color on griffins, and scrolls drawn in black on head and neck. Same colors appear on the palm tree and the moldings. Many patches of strong red color apparently used as a ground. The fragment is in two pieces.

Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren (according to Warren's records: From Smyrna. [Bought in Germany].); 1897: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 25,000.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 97.285-97.442 and 97.1104)

Credit Line

Catharine Page Perkins Fund