Friday, October 11, 2013

Macedonian Shield - Vergina

Gold-and-ivory Macedonian ceremonial shield with male and female device on the outer side. Probably the male figure is Achilles, and the female an Amazon. Shield is decorated with golden Macedonian eight rays suns, and Meander, also known as Greek key. Found in the Tomb of Philip II of Macedon at Aigai, present-day Vergina, Central Macedonia, Greece. Third quarter of 4th century. 

Χρυσελεφάντινη 'τελετουργική' ασπίδα με σύμπλεγμα άνδρα και γυναίκας στο κέντρο της εξωτερικής όψης, από τον τάφο του Φιλίππου στη Βεργίνα, γ' τέταρτο 4ου αι. π.Χ.


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