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)

Plaque with spirals and palmettes

Artist:ScythianEast Greek

Medium: Gold

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:ca. 400–300 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 1 3/8 x 6 11/16 in. (3.5 x 17 cm)


Accession Number: 2004.99

Image: 2004.99_overall_PS20.jpg,

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.

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