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Hellenistic Greek Terracotta Gorgoneion Votive Shield Lot 22B Part of a live auction event on Thursday, Jul 19

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Seller: artemisgallerylive (37) 100%, Location: Louisville, Colorado, Ships to: Free Local Pickup, Item: 263814067823 LOT 22BSeller's Estimate: USD 800 - 1,200 Ancient Greece, early Hellenistic Period, ca. 3rd century BCE. A fine mold-made terracotta votive shield of a discoid form with a concave base, a pair of pierced suspension holes, and a stylized gorgon face in low relief, perhaps Medusa. The central gorgon head made this votive object one of apotropaic value, symbolically protecting an individual against bad luck or evil influences. Lucite display stand for photography purposes only. Size: 3.7" in Diameter x 3.625" H (9.4 cm x 9.2 cm). For a stylistically-similar example from the 2nd century BCE, please see The Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 98.8.30: https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/98.8.30/ Provenance: private Orange County, California, USA collection, acquired before 2000 All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids. We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience. #135409 Condition Report: Top ridge repaired from a couple of large pieces with small losses and light adhesive residue along break lines. Restoration to bottom ridge. Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, fading to some finer details, and light roughness across most surfaces. Light earthen deposits throughout. Payment: The buyer is responsible for paying the seller directly after winning the item. Details on accepted payment methods and where to send payment are provided in an invoice from the seller. Shipping: The buyer is responsible for paying all shipping costs and arranging for shipping and delivery with the seller. Additional shipping details from the seller: Auction House will ship, at Buyer's expense For more information see terms and conditions Knowing when to bid: An event can last a few hours. To help figure out when an item will come up for auction, watch the pace of the event and keep in mind that items usually come up in lot order.Fine Antiquities/Ethnographic Art offered by Artemis Gallery Thursday, July 19, 2018 | 07:00AM GMT-07:00 Louisville, Colorado, USA

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