Votive plaque to Zeus Hypsistos
Roman Imperial Period (?)
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 235; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).
15 x 12.4 cm (5 7/8 x 4 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The plaque is as carved, with somewhat irregular edges; it now has a slightly yellow patina. Female pudenda are shown in relief. There is a circle above the inscription and a star below. The inscription reads: (Add Greek)
The inscription thus records a vow or votive offering “to the highest (Zeus Hypsistos), Daphnis dedicated this.”
Inscription, with circle above and star below. Inscription in Greek.
By 1900: with Edward Perry Warren (according to his records: bought in Athens in 1900); 1908: gift of Fiske Warren and Edward Perry Warren to MFA; accessioned 1910
Gift of Fiske Warren and Edward Perry Warren