Hellenistic ornamental plate - Gorgon
Red clay with white grounding and traces of painting. Very well preserved. Probably made in Sicily 2nd century B.C. Fron an old Munich collection, acquired around 1976.
Round ornamental plate with Gorgon
Red clay with white grounding and traces of painting
3rd - 1st century B.C.
Round plate with head of Medusa (Gorgon) as a young woman in mezzo-relievo slightly looking to the right and framed by a round shield with aegis. Pierced for suspension.
Such plates were a speciality of 2nd century B.C. Sicily
Diameter 20 cm - 21 cm, depth 7 cm.
Very good condition, professionally restored from several fragments. With traces of original painting.
See R. A. Higgins, Greek Terracottas (London 1967) p. 125 and pl. 59A (here with Eros)
Acquired by us in 2018 from a traditional Munich auction house. Ex private Munich collection, acquired around 1976.
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