Thracian Silver Pectoral

Culture: Thracian
Period: 6th-5th century B.C.
Material: Silver
Dimensions: 9 cm x 15.2 cm
Price: 8 000 Euro
Ref: 5171
Provenance: From a German private collection. Thence auctioned on 11 April 2008 at Hermann Historica in Munich, Germany. Thence Royal Athena Gallery New York. Sold there on 14 August 2008. With a copy of the original invoice.
Condition: Minor dentations, otherwise intact and of wonderful quality.
Description: Oval silver sheet with a wrought and punched depiction of a female deity seated in a richly decorated chariot pulled by a galloping Pegasus. She is holding a bow in her right hand and her face is turned towards the viewer. She wears a long robe and her hair cascades sideways over her temples. A sun gear above the scene. An encircling punched decorative border on the rim. A floral plant under the winged horse. Fine holes for sewing in four places. Mounted.