Greek- Hellenistic Medallion with Female Helmeted Bust

GBP 225.00

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Object Description

A moulded orange terracotta medallion featuring a high relief depiction of a female bust within a decorative border. The figure appears wearing a helmet and full armour, possibly representing the goddess of war and intelligence Athena, known as Minerva in the Roman pantheon. The medallion is pierced with two holes for attachment, now blocked. Considering the style of the figure, this piece might be dated between the Hellenistic and Parthian period with strong Eastern aesthetic influences.

The piece comes with an original note from W. G. Professor Lambert.

Date: Circa 200 BC – 200 AD

Object History

Ex private London, UK, collection, 1970-1990.

Object Condition

Good Condition

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    H:4 centimeters
  • diameter
    4 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
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