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017540

Seven gold plaques showing Artemis as 'Mistress of Animals' Greek, Orientalizing period, about 660-620 BC From Rhodes, Aegean Sea. These seven gold plaques were designed to be strung together and worn along the top edge of a garment, with the rosettes pinned to it at the shoulders. The plaques are of sheet gold, and are identical in form, though the added decoration in filigree and granulation on the dress of the goddess and the bodies of the lions is different in each case, creating a rich effect. Pomegranates, which were symbols of fertility, hang from the bottom of each plaque.

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Seven gold plaques showing Artemis as 'Mistress of Animals' Greek, Orientalizing period, about 660-620 BC From Rhodes, Aegean Sea. These seven gold plaques were designed to be strung together and worn along the top edge of a garment, with the rosettes pinned to it at the shoulders. The plaques are of sheet gold, and are identical in form, though the added decoration in filigree and granulation on the dress of the goddess and the bodies of the lions is different in each case, creating a rich effect. Pomegranates, which were symbols of fertility, hang from the bottom of each plaque.