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Plaque with spirals and palmettes

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

CULTURES Scythian; East Greek
MEDIUM Gold
  • Possible Place Made: Greece; Eastern Mediterranean
  • DATES ca. 400–300 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Late Classical or Hellenistic
    DIMENSIONS 1 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (3.5 x 17 cm)  (show scale)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.99
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Oval strip of gold foil repousse design of spirals and palmettes on both sides. Incomplete design in center of one long side suggests an original extension in this area. Opposite side near center has slit or crack ca. 2.5 cm long, with small loss of metal for ca. 2/3 its length. Another slit on this side near end appears to have been rejoined. Condition otherwise appears good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Scythian. Plaque with spirals and palmettes, ca. 400–300 B.C.E. Gold, 1 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (3.5 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler, 2004.99. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.99_overall_PS20.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2004.99_overall_PS20.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2024
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    Scythian. <em>Plaque with spirals and palmettes</em>, ca. 400–300 B.C.E. Gold, 1 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (3.5 x 17 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler, 2004.99. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.99_overall_PS20.jpg)