Corinth Object: MF 2013 13
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   MF 2013 13
Title:   AGATE GEMSTONE WITH APHRODITE HOPLISMENI
Category Code:   MF
Year:   2013
Object Number:   13
Description:   Oval agate, black and brown with white veins.
Decoration:   Engraved image of Aphrodite Hoplismeni. Standing on plinth with weight on lt leg, rt leg bent with foot resting on an indistinct object. Lt arm extended across body to the rt, rt arm raised and extended to the rt, hands holding the top and bottom of a shield. Head turned to the rt and looking down at shield. Hair is pulled back away from face and possibly braided. She is mostly nude, large head, long neck, long torso, small breasts, and muscular arms and legs. Draped from the waist to the feet. Drapery falls in vertical folds between legs and diagonal folds over lt leg, rt leg is exposed. See S 2548, coin 2013-181, A-1990-8; also LIMC II.658.
Mythology:   Aphrodite Hoplismeni
Attributes:   Shield
Material:   Agate
Condition:   Complete or intact. Well preserved. Stone unbroken.
Dimensions Actual:   L.0.010, W.0.007, Th.0.004
Period:   Roman
Chronology:   1st - 2nd c AD, based on comparanda
Area:   Nezi Field
Context:   Nezi Field Context 1151
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Monument: Nezi Field
Image: digital 2013 0773
Image: digital 2013 0774
Basket: Nezi Field Context 1151