about 400–350 B.C.
Height x width: 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silver with gold leaf
Not On View
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.
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
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund