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Silvered bronze roundel with satyr head (one of a pair)

Period:
Hellenistic
Date:
ca. 325–300 B.C.
Culture:
Greek
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
Diam.: 3 1/4 in. (8.2 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.1127
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 164
These roundels are phalerae, decorative metal bosses from a horse's bridle. Such elaborate bridles are known from the royal tombs at Vergina in Northern Greece and from numerous Scythian burial sites.
Said to be from Elis

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 111, pp. 68-69, New York: Gilliss Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 111, 251, pl. 91b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

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