Plaster Cast of Shield of Alkamenes


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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of Shield of Alkamenes   (1916.05.0003)
  1. Communication Artifacts
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  3. Art
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Artist/Maker Brucciani & Co., London.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Attic, Early 3rd century BCE
Culture Ancient Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 90 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 84.5 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.5 cm
Weight N/A
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plaster, Pigment--Paint
Manufacturing Processes Cast, Painting
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description

"Marble shield with a list of young men enrolled as Ephebes at Athens, with Alkamenes as trainer. Athenians are listed first in tribes followed by the foreigners who had come to Athens to complete their education. From the British Museum Database."

Description N/A

Reproduction of British Museum Number 1805,0703.232.


British Museum. List of casts from sculptures, etc. in the Departments of Antiquities sold by Messrs. Brucciani & Co. London, the Trustees, 1905. p.53. (In Source Donor File)

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Plaster cast of a Greek inscription. Original is in the British Museum, Greek Inscription no.44. British Museum Collection Database. 1805,0703.232, British Museum, last modified 5/5/2013. Online. Accessed 5/9/2013. Reproduction produced by Brucciani & Co. for the British Museum.

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