Aug 5, 2011
Aug 5, 2011

Roundel

Roundel

c. 100–1 BC

Bronze with repoussé and chased designs

Diameter: 1.8 x 6.9 cm (11/16 x 2 11/16 in.); Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Weight: 26 g (0.92 oz.)

Gift of Dr. Norman Zaworski 2012.299

Description

The form of a medallion with a figural bust and bead-and-reel border indicates the artist’s familiarity with Greco-Roman objects. The figure itself, however, is Indian, with voluminous, coiled coiffures and prominent jewelry. This object was probably worn as an ornament on a belt or girdle.

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